TANGLED is a choreographic duet created by Anastasia Evsigneeva with artistic input by Anna Protsiou.
Photo by: Robert Wilson “Exploring tensions, connectivity, and lead and follow through the tactile interconnection of conjoined heads of hair TANGLED highlights both abiding and destructive relationships. Through distance and proximity, the dancers shift between roles of horse and rider to mother and child, between lovers, friends, sisters, and beings sharing space and time.” - Robin Poitras.
Anastasia and Anna have been colleagues and close friends since 2015 when they met through the Professional Program at the School of Contemporary Dancers. Going through ups and downs they have built a strong bond over the years. Lots of travelling and working with different choreographers and artists including Roberto Mosqueda and Ilse Torres (Mexico),and Robin Poitras (Regina, Canada) intensely inspired Anastasia.
Photo by: Robert Wilson Photographer Robert Wilson who has done many photoshoots with both Anna and Anastasia, later was invited to take the pictures for the TANGLED project. In the summer of 2019 Anastasia went on a road trip to Whitemouth Falls with her friend Robert where he expressed an idea of comically having hair tied together for a photo shoot. Along the road there was a big old forest with a huge network of roots grown in together as one organism. All of the above contributed to the idea of making the choreographic work TANGLED later in the summer. The combination of personal life, artistic practice and several images had finally formed a vision for TANGLED. Later on the idea of the project developed into making a short dance film. The work has been realized both as a live performance and as a film. Due to the current pandemic both forms have yet to be presented. MR is looking forward to premiering TANGLED during the company’s debut show that is planned for Fall 2021 in Winnipeg at a venue TBA. The remix of TANGLED called Re-Tangled got support from Canada Council for the Arts. The work will be created by Robin Poitras and Edward Poitras and presented in the debut show by Moving Roots.