2016

Relational Stalinism - The Musical

 

2014

100 Beautiful Jokes

The Roaster

 

2013

THRILLOCHROMES

 

2012

27 Gnosis

100 Big Entrances

XI Baltic Triennial

I’m back fore ground!

 

2011

Script Oppostion in Late-Model
Carrot Jokes

 

2010

Google Office 0.2

Alligators!

Taipei Women’s Experimental
Comedy Club

FRAN SPAFA FEDA

 

2009

Dr. Portnoy

Human Intwist Group

THE DUDION LEVERS

 

2008

CASINO ILINX

FILZZUNGEUNGEWISS

 

2007

WANDBISS

 

2006

... Obdurance Art ...

C.O.T.E.(Complication of the Everyday)

The K Sound

 

 

100 Big Entrances, 2012

Donaufestival, Krems, Austria, 2015

XI Baltic Triennial of International Art (“Mindaugas” Triennial), Vilnius, Lithuania, 2012

Palais de Tokyo, Paris, June 2013

 

On a bare stage Portnoy instructs a dancer to perform a series of choreographic permutations on the theatrical trope of the “big entrance”. Starting quite simply (“Make a big entrance”, “Make a slightly bigger entrance whose difference in intensity might only be noticed in the thumbs.”), the directions become progressively complex and abstract (“Enter with a mixture of shame that you did it, shame that you didn’t do it better, and shame that you’ll never be able to do it again”, “Enter the rumbling chiasmus where the Real and Ideal intersect.”), pushing the dancer’s expressive and interpretive powers to the limit. In a mixture between hyper-realistic acting, dance and pantomime, the performer draws us into the many types of territories (geographic, psychological, political, theoretical, etc.) that one might “enter”.

 

The entrances are accompanied by a score for timpani drums.

 

Current version performed by Anatoli Vlassov, Nicola Schössler, Ieva Miseviciute.

Timpani: Gunter Benedikt

 

In Vilnius, performed by Darius Gumauskas.

 

 

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