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TREVOGA Collective

New Adventures 2022 #3 / Supported Artist

"Trevoga" is a newly-formed dance collective, currently composed by AHK alumni Neda Ruzheva (BG, 1999), Antonina Pushkareva (RU, 2000), and Erikas Žilaitis (LT, 1999 ). All three members had different backgrounds in movement arts before entering the Academy for Theatre and Dance of Amsterdam. They found each other in their shared desire to turn the choreographic process inside out. Instead of submitting themselves to the disembodied ideas of a single choreographer, the trio molds the conceptual frameworks of their pieces by collectively analyzing movement language sourced in their lived experiences, making each participant a co-conceptualizer and co-author through the making process.
 
This playful deconstruction of the power structures inherent to the choreographic process holds together the collective's bold and undisciplined experimentations. By toying with genres, registers, and symbols with unapologetic incoherency, Trevoga aims to challenge the notion of the self as a rigid set of conditions it is born into and instead celebrate its shapeshifting nature. They view themselves as neither in dichotomy nor unison but as always both, or rather neither - the symptom and the cause, the victim and the perpetrator, the puppet and the puppeteer.
 
Unified by their experiences of growing up in the nebulous socio-political context of post-Soviet "re-construction'' – between the violently enforced moral imperatives of a ghostly dictatorship and the stupefying hedonism of a newborn capitalist dream – they grow up quite fond of overlaps between repression and seduction. This ambivalence is reflected in Trevoga's work, where flashy tropes from popular media and high culture go hand-in-hand with a mundane sense of unease. Through this contradictory fusion, the trio gnaws at the mental onslaught of the fast-paced city they inhabit, viewing their bodies as symptoms of its numerous addictions and the stage as a means to disentangle its many dissonant processes and conflicting forces. 

TREVOGA is winner of the Fringe Award 2023 and has been selected for the Aerowaves Top 20, 2023.


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