FISTS TO FLOWERS
a multidisciplinary performance deconstructing and weaving together practices originating from contemporary dance, wrestling and boxing. An arena, a space which questions pain, through a journey between extreme resistance and complete surrender.
Like waves hitting a rocky shore, The four protagonists of FISTS TO FLOWERS continuously collide, attach and detach, blurring between the personal and the collective. In this realm, the intense encounter of their bodies seems to be a search for intimacy and closeness, a space for confession which can be sensitive and playful. Throughout the performance highly physical, rhythmical sequences emerge, eventually leading to exhaustion and newfound vulnerability. This constant, unresolved movement of softening and hardening invites us to explore and reimagine the connection we have with our own body and with the other.
Concept, Choreography & Performance: Yotam Peled
Collaborating Performers: Erin O’Reilly, Andrius Nekrasovas, Nicolas Knipping
Light Design: Hanna Kritten Tangsoo
Documentation: Valentin Braun
Production Management: Sofia Fantuzzi
Communication & Distribution: Laia Monyota / TINA agency
FISTS TO FLOWERS is a production of Yotam Peled & the Free Radicals in co-production with LOFFT – DAS THEATER. Gefördert von der Stadt Leipzig, Kulturamt.
The project is supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, DOCK11 and TheaterHaus Mitte Berlin.
Research in 2022 was supported by Tanzhaus Zürich, Schloss Bröllin, and tanz-kultur-dialog Rosenhof.