Scarabeji (pronounced as skarabayee) is a secret animal, a small bug in ancient Egypt. In the time of Pharaohs it was believed that to see the scarab fly would bring a person good luck. But to see it fall on its back was considered as a bad omen.
This contemporary dance piece SCARABEYI portrays two such small bugs on their journey through the thick and warm sand of Egypt. The effect of the sand, its texture and the vastness of the desert are the main factors that trigger the movement of the bugs.
Choreographed by Maja Drobac, Croatia in collaboration with the dancers of Rhythmotion.