It has been beautifully designed!
You can download it here !
The rebels have been hard at work producing a top-quality video of the debut performance of “1984…Now.” For now, enjoy this trailer.
Special thanks to the many donors who contributed to our Kickstarter campaign! We are so incredibly grateful to each and every name on this list! This was an ambitious project on many levels and your generosity will help us in so many ways. Thank you from the cast and crew of “1984…2014”! I also want to express my love and gratitude for each of you and everyone who shared the campaign with their family and friends. This was truly a group effort. We could not have done this without you. Onward!- Anasma
We definitely feel loved.
This week we’ve met and exceeded our fundraising goal of $10,000 to support the many talents behind “1984…2014”!
With 27 hours left in the campaign, we’re still accepting your generous support. All told, our expenses for the Dusseldorf premiere last month add up to about $25,000. Click here to visit our Kickstarter page. And thanks again!
It happens very rarely to me that even weeks after the show pictures, emotions or impressions of a dance performance appear in my head and come to my mind. To me this is an unmistakable sign that the artist’s messages have had a lasting impression on me. That is what happened with Anasma’s dance theatre [show] 1984…2014. As I first read the title of the show, I thought to myself: “heavy shit” for a dance performance, as George Orwell’s novel “1984” is a classic in which a totalitarian surveillance state brutally interferes in the life of a disobedient protagonist and finally “heals” him by using the weapons of betrayal, torture and brainwashing.
Together with the Compagnia Degli Gnomi, Anasma impressively puts this idea into practice, using three different manners of art: dance, theatre (requiring the audience have a good level of English) and music (from her own album “Chance is back”). She takes the liberty of quoting Charlie Chaplin and Michael Jackson through the medium of dance. Referring to Charlie as a rebel, she uses quotes of movements, extracted from his movie “Modern Times” (factory scene); and to Michael as the “love soldier”, as we all know him from his music videos. Using these characters as instruments, Anasma effortlessly transports the difficult topic to us.
Using almost all genres of dance that exist on this planet, Anasma is equipped with a practically inexhaustible repertoire of movements at the highest level! It is pure Contemporary Dance that helps her underline the topic of 1984 as an international, multicultural and contemporary topic at all times. Sometimes video clips, lines or body language appear threatening. The next moment there is this effortlessness again that makes us smile. In contrast to the novel which in the end passes the death sentence for the protagonist, Anasma’s story continues ending in a ‘happy dance’ [with the dancers of the] “Love Army” suddenly appearing on stage from the audience.
What will be remembered in the end besides the aesthetics of the representation is the message of that work of art:
Big brother is watching you: Facebook, Google, NSA and their gang control and threaten our world. This is not just the vision of a novel of the 1940’s anymore. It is real, it is now. There seems to be no way out, but there is hope. Just wake up!
Musician, engineer, management of tanzhaus nrw, Düsseldorf (Germany)
Our show had a wonderful and well received debut at the Tanzhaus NRW Orientale 2014 Festival and we are so grateful to everyone who believed in this vision and helped us bring it to the stage! However, we need your help! Your kind and generous donations will go towards compensating the wonderful and talented artists who worked on this project, along with the incredible production staff and will, overall, help us cover some of the larger pre-production and post-production expenses in addition to producing a DVD of the show.
Click here to visit our Kickstarter page and make a contribution!