The Danube in us

site – specific project
A dance performance by the elledanse Company on the banks of the river in Bratislava. The piece is a commemoration of memories that have drifted away, the strength of family ties and the symbiosis of generations.  It’s a connection, through contemporary dance, to people who have lived out their stories by the river.

The goal of the project is to revive the Bratislava bank of the Danube, which was a promenade, a meeting place and relaxation spot in the recent past.  The activity is a challenge and an opportunity for the performers to present themselves in non-traditional places using architectural elements, installations and other specific characteristics of the streets. The latter then turn into co-players in the creation of resourceful, creative movements and situations. At the centre of attention is the Danube, which is the pulse of the city, a commemoration of memories that have drifted away, the strength of family ties and the symbiosis of generations.