YOU SHOULD HAVE SEEN ME DANCING WALTZ
Concept/Direction: Rabih Mroué
In Collaboration with the Dance On Ensemble
Cast: Anna Herrmann, Emma Lewis, Christine Kono, Marco Volta
Lighting Design: Arno Truschinski
Sound: Mattef Kuhlmey
Costume: Sophia Piepenbrock-Saitz
Premiere: 08 November 2019, ONASSIS STEGI, Athens (additional performances on 9th+10th November 2019)
Rabih Mroué about his new piece:
This dance piece will investigate the idea of the wall in relation to a dancer’s body through the border-wall notions on the one hand and the skin of a human body on the other hand and both as a separation between the so-called “outside” and “inside”, between the “private” and the “public, between “here” and “there”.
The wall as a promise for providing us a shelter and security, a fence that protects us from enemies and from illness; from death.
The skin as a malleable wall for the body and rigid invisible border for traditions, taboos and habits.
When does it close and when does it open?
What thickness? What color of skin? What scars? What age? How does it change within time? When does it collapse?
Invisible walls inside the body and inside the city.
Resistance and time.
Dead thick skin.
The body of the dancer as a wall to project from inside to outside and from outside to inside; transparent with its opaqueness. Could it be true that the skin is a demarcation line between the out and the in? And if yes, then is there a war between the two sides? A civil war?”
Production: DANCE ON/DIEHL+RITTER
Co-Production: ONASSIS STEGI, Kampnagel Hamburg
Supported by the NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ Coproduction Fund for Dance, which is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.