The Externality of the Inside
This piece was originally developed by Lenka Půžová and Pratyay Raha for the final live performance for the MA Contemporary Dance, Irish World Academy (University of Limerick) in August 2022. The performance was a result of a three months long "stream of consciousness generated movement improvisation", reflecting the process of encountering pregnancy for the first time.
Led by the physical and mental changes that pregnancy carries, dealing with a "new" body as a dancer. The sounds were also made imagining the listening of the baby in the amniotic fluid. First presented at Irish World Academy (University of Limerick, Ireland) on 26.08.2022. Second time presented at ZKM (Germany) on 23.06.2023. For the concert at ZKM, Pratyay recreated the piece with the inclusion of new sounds and spatialisation using the ZKM software Zirconium. The final concept is based on perceiving the body as an environment to live in, being a whole world for someone else´s existence.
Dance, movement, video: Lenka Půžová
Voice: Lenka Půžová & Vladimir Schmid
Sound design, mixing
and spatialisation for ZKM Klangdom: Pratyay Raha