In the frame of the festival Hidden Connections – Visible Ecologies curated by Laterna, Black Box teater has brought in Ivana Müller's latest piece, which resonates with the topics shared by Laterna.
Forces of Nature follows a movement of an articulate and complex organism composed of five persons with different energies and ideas. Their desires might not be the same, but they have a common goal: to construct a shared physical and imaginary space. In Forces of Nature, Ivana Müller looks into the idea of group movements in their physical, social and environmental contexts. Through the performers' ongoing negotiations and actions, the piece becomes a heartwarming and playful journey across a landscape in permanent transformation that questions the meaning and potential of what we have in common.
Forces of Nature explores the notion of interdependence, the sustainability of resources, the importance of 'taking care', the idea of effort, the relevance of individual and collective choices, and the need to act. Ivana Müller is a choreographer, artist and author of texts, who grew up in Zagreb and Amsterdam; and currently lives and works in Paris. Through her choreographic and theatre work, she re-visits the place of imagination. She questions the notion of ‘participation’ and keeps on getting inspired by the relationship between performer and spectator. Ivana Müller's piece Hors-Champ was presented at Black Box teater in Fall 2020.