Tnax is a dance-sport work; a universe regulated by complex mathematical and graphic permutations, a real risk that tests the physical and mental resistance of eight dancers who have to do the impossible to achieve the impossible. Tnax is a combination of logic, aesthetics and emotion, a puzzle that plays with the concepts of success and failure, risk and pragmatism, and explores the limits of the human body.
This energetic choreography has the ŻfinMalta dancers learning 24 different roles, as decisions on the choreography are taken in real time, during the performance. While performing Tnax the dancers randomly select three roles to perform, therefore the output of the dance is always different. The piece also has the dancers hurling half-filled plastic bottles at each other – the equivalent force of a hammer falling – while performing intricate steps, thereby keeping them on high alert, not just in their movement, but also for their own safety and that of their fellow performers. Tnax is an exclusive re-creation from Crecis’ original work 36, created in 2011 for the company Edge and presented in 2012 at the Royal Opera House in London.
Choreography: Jorge Crecis
Cast: 8 Dancers
Music: Vincenzo Lamagna
Light design: Moritz Zavan Stoeckle
Costumes: Jorge Crecis
Duration: 20 min