“HUMAN EXISTENCE, THE LIFE OF THE INTELLECT, SIGNIFIES AN EXPERIENCE OF THIS MELANCHOLY AND THE VITAL CAPACITY TO OVERCOME IT.”
GEORGE STEINER, TEN (POSSIBLE) REASONS FOR THE SADNESS OF THOUGHT
Dimensions of a memory is the first piece of a longer work of research, a solo for two.
The work has been developed focusing on the notion of melancholia as a mechanism that will prevent the loved objects to depart forever* therefore as a state that intrigues creativity while coming to an understanding of the ephemeral reality. What can we create on stage that leaves you space to relate, remember and question? When was the last time that you sang a song or played a game? Where do you see yourself? Following these questions we construct a collage of scenes exploring what we enjoy, what we remember, what we forget, what we dream.
* Andre Lepecki, Exhausting Dance: Performance and the politics of movement
Because the Night Festival, ARGEkultur
May 30, 2017