Production Details / Press Releases
“THE EARTH HAS PLUNGED INTO BLACKNESS. Light only exists when the sunlight hits something it can illuminate. The light strikes nowhere; that is why nothing but blackness can be seen. What are you looking at? What are you looking through? You can call it universe, but it is the infinity of space and the infinity of time.”
Eugene Cernan, the last man on the moon
IT STARTED WITH OUR SILENT FASCINATION for processes that are – in their immensity – beyond what we can transfix with our senses and rationally grasp. Absorbed by the influence of physical forces that are able to accelerate the orbit of planets and let them collide, displace tectonic plates, flood entire regions and cause a body to collapse, we practice movement principles that draw us intimate to the impact of these forces.
Paramount Movement: Desired as one singular movement that bears excess and meticulousness within itself and dares nothing less than to touch on the limits of space and time. It starts with what is imminent – the determination of the performative space through two bodies, the amplification of its sentient qualities, a well ordered lunacy. Lea Martini + Rodrigo Sobarzo
LABORATORY: PRIMARY COMMUNICATION Through the open sculpture “Laboratory: Primary Communication”, which can be seen in the Festsaal’s foyer, Daniela Thomsen shows a work that deals with emotional and mental communication. The artist dares to think outside our conception of time; a communication that works independent of millions of kilometers of distance – an earthly sculpture, that steps into the sphere of appearance.
Daniela Thomsen’s paintings are conditioned by laws of nature. The paint on the paper is the seismogram of a dance performance. The dripping ink dissolves in the water. Manifestation of the beautiful as something truthful. From the invisible, something comes to light: wants to become something, a first manifestation; a crystal.
Cast & Credits
CHOREOGRAPHY, PERFORMANCE: Rodrigo Sobarzo, Lea Martini
STAGE, COSTUME: Daniela Tydij Thomsen
MUSIC: Tian Rotteveel
DRAMATURGIC ADVICE: Adam Linder, Igor Dobričić
LIGHT: Benjamin Schälike
PRODUCTION: Anna Wagner
A production by Lea Martini, co-produced with imagetanz / brut Wien and SOPHIENSÆLE. Supported by the Capital Culture Fund, with the kind support of Dock 11 / Eden, HetVeem Theater Amsterdam and K3 Center for Choreography / Tanzplan Hamburg.
Many thanks to Malte Nickau, Melanie Hövelmann, Dr Jörn Kummerow, Dr Oliver Krüger, Wasja Bloch and to the Institute of Geophysics at Freie Universität Berlin.
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):