This is not a love song








“(...) Noises can be heard in the loudspeakers and all of a sudden the atmosphere changes radically. A sensation of anxiety. There is tension in the air. (…) Fast pace, the music increases, which augments the anxiety. Multiplied sounds of the artists’ steps and rhythmic handclaps sound like strong open-handed slaps straight in the face. The sound of a bell disciplines the group of dancers – for the spectator it is a sign that the spectacle enters the second (…) spectacular phase. The scene changes into a dance training ground (…). The visions constructed in front of the spectator are very refined (...). Not only the artistic part and suggestive imaging deserve words of appreciation, but above all the easiness with which the choreographers move from one thematic block to another: intimacy and individuality evolves into fear or obsessive anxiety, which in turn disappear giving way to the matter of liberation. (…) Yes, “This Is Not a Love Song” is not a song about love – it is a song for the tough ones. Alternatively interesting, with a wise text, and well arranged (…).”.

4th July, 2014, Magdalena Tarnowska, 


”(...) The spectacle is full of moments of tension. The initial solo choreographies are gradually replaced by duets and group choreographies. The pace and the relations between the dancers change. They begin to cooperate, united by a common cause. (…) The duets change – from this complicated rotation questions on the sense of seeking acceptation and the quality of gained attention emerge. The subject of untypical relations with the others and with oneself develops in the spectacle’s subsequent fragments, it evolves unexpectedly, and assumes new meanings. (…) An interesting endeavour that was used in the choreography is the introduction of a folk song, which is sung solo at first and with time in a choir. (…) The ”live” song, a cappella, united with motion, gives a one-of-a-kind effect, real and true in its manifestation. The spectacle designed by an Israeli-Dutch duo is a very untypical proposal, which focuses on many subjects and thus it is quite incoherent. This, however, is not a disadvantage. The variety of the presented choreographies and a specific alternativeness of the music do not let you forget about this performance and they create a broad field for interpretation.”.

8th July, 2014, Ramona Śmieszek, Tomasz Watras,