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"Trevoga" is a newly-formed dance collective by AHK alumni Neda Ruzheva (BG/1999), Antonina Pushkareva (RU, 2000), and Erikas Žilaitis (LT, 1999 ). All three members had different upbringings in dance before entering the AHK to follow the School for New Dance Development, Modern Theatre Dance, and Expanded Contemporary Dance departments. They found each other in their shared desire to turn the choreographic process inside out. Instead of submitting the performing bodies to disembodied ideas, they mold the conceptual frameworks of their pieces from movement language sourced in their lived experiences. This playful deconstruction of the power structures inherent to the choreographic process is what holds together the collective's bold undisciplined artistic experimentations. At the heart of Trevoga's practice lies a view of the body which aims to transcend its self-imposed barrier. By toying with genres, registers, and symbolism with unapologetic incoherency, Trevoga aims to challenge the notion of the self as a rigid set of conditions it is born into and instead celebrate its constant oscillations. They view themselves as neither in dichotomy nor unison as always both, or rather neither - the symptom and the cause, the victim and the perpetrator, the puppet and the puppeteer. Growing up in the nebulous socio-political context of post-soviet countries' "re-construction,'' between the violently enforced moral imperatives of a soviet ghost and the stupefying hedonism of a newborn capitalist dream, they grow up quite fond of the overlaps between repression and seduction. This same ambivalence is imprinted in most of Trevoga's work, where flashy tropes from popular media and high culture go hand in hand with a mundane sense of unease. Through this aesthetic juxtaposition, Trevoga gnaws at the mental onslaught of the fast-paced city they inhabit, viewing their bodies as symptoms of its numerous addictions and the stage as means to disentangle its many dissonant processes and conflicting forces.

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