INTERNATIONALES THEATERINSTITUT / MIME CENTRUM BERLIN

MEDIATHEK

FÜR TANZ

UND THEATER

MCB-DV-3042

No One is Watching

Autorenschaft
Beschreibung

A love story for 6 dancers

she always thought of her life as a movie no one is watching / he was only happy when he was alone or making love / he made repeated unsuccessful attempts to injure himself in perfect 5=4 rythm; he was joined by another / she used to have trance seizures she'd hear voices and feel like her body was burning up / he thought she was possessed by the devil / she rehearsed her false self in the evenings / he could no longer attempt an ordinary action tying his shoe turning door knobs or stand up even if he was free to walk away / he had to be carried everywhere he was exhausted drained of strength / her limbs thrashed in the air as she tried to escape from herself her memories her history / he continuously replayed and acted out the event in his mind. he played all the part fast forward rewind zoom zoom zoom / numbly and automatically she obeyed then she felt ashamed and disgusted with herself / he no longer had control of his bodily functions he slept in his own excrement / unable to make sense of spoken language she gave only yes and no answers in a random score / he would seduce her in a stuttering of dislocated speech / he hallucinated her other realities in order not to feel anything / she took off her clothes believing that the guards did not exist that they were repulsive worms that she could erase from her mind by thinking of pleasant things / he had the sensation of being icy cold inside his surfaces were disrupted as if he was flowing and spilling and not held together anymore: her self mutilation produced a powerful feeling of calm and relief she could at least then prove that she existed / together as survivors they described themselves as supernatural creatures or nonhuman life forms they thought of as witches vampires whores dogs rats and snakes / they made love amongst the animals

_ Meg Stuart - August 1994 _


// Credits //

direction and choreography: Meg Stuart

created with and performed by: Florence Augendre, Christine De Smedt, Fabian Galama, David Hernandez, Marie-Claude Poulin, Meg Stuart

also performed by: Nienke Reehorst

music: Jacques Brel, Vincent Malstaf, G.B. Pergolesi

dramaturgy: André Lepecki

set design: Lawrence Carroll

light: Michael Hulls

costumes: Dorothee Loermann

production: Damaged Goods

co-production: Culturgest (Lisbon), Internationales Sommertheater Festival (Hamburg), TanzWerkstatt (Berlin), Hebbel-Theater (Berlin), Klapstuk (Leuven), Théâtre de la Ville (Paris), Siemens Kulturprogramm (Munich)


[efr] http://www.damagedgoods.be/

Gruppe / Compagnie / Ensemble
Choreographie
Dramaturgie
Darsteller
Bühnenbild
Kostüm
Musik
Licht
Standorte
MCB
Reihe
Sprache
EN
Aufnahmedatum
Freitag, 18. August 1995
Orte
Stadt
Berlin
Land
Deutschland
Länge
78 min