Production Details / Press Releases
What happened to “Animal Farm’s” Mr. Jones after the animals kicked him out? Departing from Orwell’s novel, the performance focuses on the concept of authority, as a system built on the relationship between a master and a property, two roles sharing a mutual dependence. A ruler gets born out of a servant, the sense of mastership is to generate, nurture and further propagate mastership. I created a story about an authority unable to rule over anything at all, as it is placed on a huge, vast, empty space. I was interested in understanding what the actions of such a master would be, and what kind of rituals he would create while lacking the very property which activates his power. How would such a master react when encountering, one day, a very dumb sheep, for example?
Cast & Credits
Creation & Performance: Ioana Mona Popovici
Supported by Eira 33, Lissabon.
ada Studio is funded by the cultural administration of the Berlin Senate.
Management / Organization: Gabi Beier
Public relations: Silke Wiethe
Technical management & lighting design: Ansgar Tappert
Thanks to the Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin and the Uferstudios-Team.
ada Studio in den Uferstudios
The video documentation is produced by Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH 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):