(c) Christa Gaigg

two women
one environment
two different backgrounds
one same journey

SAME same BUT DIFFERENT, follows a common day in the lives of two women who come from very different backgrounds.
They each have their own Utopia, yet are forced to share the same space, which is divided only by an imaginary line.
The work is a summary of 24 hours in which nothing important occurs and everything is forgotten. The dance piece blends fragments of ordinary gestures, which we are obliged to confront daily, with abstract movement. Throughout the work the feelings of discordance, confusion and stress emerge. Will the performers meet? Or will they remain alone in their individual Utopias? Is every day a repetition of the last, or will they each experience a new journey?

PINION & CROWN is an emerging Trilogy Dance Art ensemble, founded and directed by Sara Marin (IT/CH) and Griet Vanden Houden (BE/AT).

We search for situations, fractures and connections in society and life that we can express through dance. Supported by elements of theatre, music and multimedia, such as visual projections, we seek to explore and integrate ideas of intensity, technique, sensuality, speed, spontaneity, change of direction, irony and trust into our work.

Sara Marin (Italy) and Griet Vanden Houden (Belgium) both come from Academic backgrounds as well as having studied at the National Academy of Dance Rome (IT) and de!Kunsthumaniora Antwerpen (BE). They fi rst met at SEAD (Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance) (AT) 2008-2011. After graduating, they completed a one year Pilates Training in mat and equipment, at the Academy of Modern Pilates International (AT). During and after school Sara and Griet spent a lot of time together, working, sharing ideas, moments of growth, tastes and traditions; infl uencing and enriching each other. Being friends and professionally working together in different fields (such as: dance, teaching, yoga aerial, performance, video, photo-shooting, festivals and projects) they have built a special connection that is reflected in their own work.