Production Details / Press Releases
Three apparently motionless bodies are lying on blue ground. In (B)REACHING STILLNESS standstill is regarded as a continuous change and investigated on its physical potential. The starting point are Baroque still life paintings not only due to their obvious element of immobilisation but mainly due to their ability of “vitalization” of dead or inanimate motifs.
Glamorous climaxes emerge out of a monochrome surface before collapsing once again. Throughout the piece a cyclical dynamic is developed, which cannot be affected by any arising moment of drama or opulence. Constant decay and reshaping, imperturbable change, blossoming, sinking down and rising up again. On stage dynamic standstill and different forms of resurrection appear together.
On an acoustic level Gustav Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony (1894), seems to be an opposition; in its dramatic and lush form it eludes any kind of immobilization. However, for (b)reaching stillness the motif of resurrection freed from its religious attributions becomes a vital principle within ordinary getting up, synchronous revue or simple repetition.
Cast & Credits
CONCEPT, CHOREOGRAPHY, DANCE: Lea Moro
CO-CHOREOGRAPHY, DANCE: Enrico Ticconi, Jorge De Hoyos
DRAMATURGY: Maja Zimmermann
SOUND / MUSIC: Marcus Thomas
LIGHTS: Annegret Schalke
SCENOGRAPHY: Katrin Fürst
COSTUMES: Lydia Sonderegger
CHOREOGRAPHIC ASSISTANCE: Julia Turbahn
ADVISOR DRAMATURGY: Linda Sepp
PRODUCTION: Marie Schmieder
A production by Lea Moro in cooperation with SOPHIENSÆLE.
Funded by the Governing Mayor of Berlin – Senatskanzlei – Cultural Affairs and by the National Performance Network (NPN).
Supported by the Georges & Jenny Bloch Foundation, Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation and Pact Zollverein Essen.
Thanks to Tanzfabrik Berlin, Wiesenburg e.V., ada Studio Berlin, Gemäldegalerie Berlin, Tanzhaus Zürich and City of Zurich Culture, as well as Sandra Blatterer, Anna Mülter, Andrea Parolin, Michele Piazzi, Johanna Schraut, Fabian Stemmer and the Vettiger family.
The video documentation is produced on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. The purpose of this contract is to document productions in the field of contemporary dance in Berlin. The master recordings are archived by the University Library of the Berlin University of Arts. Copies of the recordings on DVD are available for viewing exclusively in the reference collections of the following archives (at media desks in these institutions):