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Recording: 2013-01-25 , HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU1) (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Angela Schubot, Jared Gardinger

LES PETITES MORTS – I hope you die soon

HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU1)

Production Details / Press Releases

“death is everywhere, just breathe yourself into it.”

Jared Gradinger and Angela Schubot’s work focuses on the ‘debordering’ of the body. Their starting point is the dissolution of the self. How can one stop ‘I-ing’? And in their attempt to do so, how far beyond intimacy does it bring them and what new forms of co-existence will emerge. With “Les Petites Morts – i hope you die soon” Gradinger and Schubot bring this aspect to another level and raise the paradoxical question of how two individuals can die together on stage. This paradox is used as the starting point to develop a movement language that aims at the disappearance of one’s own body whilst still remaining on the stage. Is it possible to overcome the solitude of death through unconditional togetherness? Can we transform the fear of dying into acceptance or even into something that longs to die? “i hope you die soon” is the first part of the project “Les Petites Morts”.

“if there is no person then the problem of personal continuity is not there. the annihilation of the person at death is no longer a problem if there is no person before to start with…”

we tried to find a vibration that is bigger than the visual and the actuality of the body. we tried melting outwards and leaving the body behind. we tried to be neither here nor there we tried to be sequential and simultaneously at the same time. we tried to touch the infinite. we tried to release identification with the body, mind and soul. we tried to meet death. we failed and failed and failed …
(Angela Schubot and Jared Gradinger)

Cast & Credits

Choreography / Performance: Jared Gardinger and Angela Schubot
Music: Tian Rotteveel
Light design: Andreas Harder
Artistic cooperation: Sigal Zouk
Costume: Heidi Lunaire
Press / production: björn & björn
Thanks to: Adelita Navas Videyra, Alea Cohene, Gael Cleinow, Gordon Spragg, Hannah Hegenscheidt, Jose Manuel Garcia Navas, Lisa Milloy, Tayfun Schulzke, Theo Alon, Shore Studios.
Production: Angela Schubot and Jared Gradinger in collaboration with Aleesa Cohene.
Coproduction: HAU Hebbel on the shore, Sophiensæle, South Pole Lucerne, Les Grandes Traversées, Ballet l’Opera national du Rhin – Center choréographique national. Supported by the University of Toronto German / European Research and Study Fund.
Supported by the Capital Culture Fund.

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