‘Urbs Lux’ is a contemporary dance video art; a creation conceived in April 2015 as a collaborative project between choreographer Svetlin Velchev, sound designer Stanislav Genadiev – Genda and the street apparel-clothing brand ‘Cognition Limited’. Performing it are Kim Hoogterp and Svetlin Velchev
An abstract cityscape of lights, buildings, locations and shadows. Literally translated from Latin ‘Urbs Lux’ means ‘City Light’ and is inspired by the surrounding urban environment at night.
In the video a dancing couple, representing the street culture, is going through transformation by exploring different whereabouts. The captured city spirit amplifies freedom, choice and longing for other places, displaying attraction or distance between us as individuals.
URBS LUX 2015
The video is filmed at both Dutch cities Amsterdam and Rotterdam, highlighting their industrial contemporary architecture.