“We dance together – We fight together!”
From choreography to film-making by way of performance or the conception of plastic installations, the artists in the (LA)HORDE collective happily operate in different fields. After turning their attention to “post-internet” dances, they became interested in the protests that emerged through dance in Georgia. In May 2018, after a brutal raid on the well-known “Bassiani” club, ten thousand people found themselves in a spontaneous rave in front of the parliament in Tbilisi. For these young people it was about peacefully reclaiming their freedom in an extremely conservative country.
Questioning artists from the Iveroni ballet, (LA)HORDE found out that this is not the first time that dance has taken on both a political and anti-establishment dimension. In the communist era, the ballet was of service to national unification but also to resistance, demonstrating this country’s singularity in the face of violent globalisation. Marry Me in Bassiani, the outcome of these various encounters and discussions, combines elements of all these influences. In perfectly synchronised movements, the choreography is a blend of technical skills and techno music, rattling sabres and loving couples fluttering about in the air.