«Project “Hey, wave!” - a Man and a Wave»
2006, Maria Dundakova
Video, Film 08'58''
Film scenario - author Maria Dundakova
Script, direction, choreography, camera, pictures and production.
In the work HEY WAVE! & "A Man and a Wave", the natural dramaturgy of the space is perceived. There is an interplay with the limited time of human destiny. The desire to be infinite and the identification with infinity has always had an impact on all ages and cultures.
Feast of the essence of water:
Dance: A Man and a Wave
A human being lives his coming and going, going and coming. He is fascinated by the endless transformation of the wave. At a beach he lives every day from sunrise, dancing, the light of the sun anew. In the same manner the wave dances with the wind at the beach, the human being draws his own rhythm. The wave takes away this rhythm, the fingers of the young man swim like fishes. His body breathes the breath of the wave. The lust of the wave has the same effect as opium. Purple light melts with darkness and embraces the dark body of the young man. The dance of the young man and the wave unite.
A lot of people saw this dance and passed it on. They invented the song of a man and a wave. They sang, accompanied by guitar. Each of them looked for his own wave and gave his own way to the wave as a present. Like this, the myth "A Man and a Wave" emerged. Aerial shot of the ever coming and going wave at the beach.
Dance of the ground. The dancer's body moves like a snake Dance of the wave. Before sunrise, various white waves are taken, coming from the dark. Dance of the white wave. Taken by underwater camera: One half of the dancer's body appears below and the other one above the water.
Dance of the whirl sand. Fast movements of the sand in wind and wate. Dance of the light. Sunrise. Dance of the man and the wave. Light and shadow.
Choreography of chaos. Rotating, dancing, overlapping movements in the interplay with the tracks of the dancer. Unpredictable rhythms. From the beach to the wave. Persons turning towards the sea with rolling somersault movements in the sand (capoeira).
White waves in the night. At the beach, various dark bodies, moving like snakes.
Choreography: The dance defines itself in the interplay with rhythms of space.
Project "Hey, wave!" - a Man and a Wave Song
Wave; your pulse comes from the heart of the heart
your dance is as light as the clouds
and as heavy as an unborn child
wave; you come to embrace me your eyes are the endlessness of space
and they see as far as you reach
your body breaks into billions of drops in order to reunite
just the same as honey melts in my mouth
your yearning is my happy smile
your untiring beat; my fist
please keep my desires a secret in your dark depth
do you see me