• (b)reaching stillness

    Photo credit: Dieter Hartwig

  • (b)reaching stillness

    Photo credit: Dieter Hartwig

  • (b)reaching stillness

    Photo credit: Dieter Hartwig

  • (b)reaching stillness

    Photo credit: Dieter Hartwig

  • (b)reaching stillness

    Photo credit: Dieter Hartwig

Irish Premiere | Germany / Switzerland

(b)reaching stillness
(Lea Moro)

Choreographer Lea Moro courageously takes Baroque still life painting as a starting point for this dance piece. With playful humour, she masterfully weaves together her rich lexicon of contrasts to create a work that is simultaneously full of friction, dynamism and absolute calm. 

Three bodies, naked from the waist up, lie motionless on a blue floor. They begin to stir, probing the idea of motionlessness: a construct of the mind, not the body. With tiny, subtle and ornate movements, they use everything they have to render visible the lifeblood that runs through their beating bodies. 

As Gustav Mahler’s lush and dramatic Resurrection Symphony begins, the dancers rise, then fall back, then strive upwards again. Glamourous climaxes emerge from the monochrome surface in this dynamic cycle of collapse and resurrection.

“Lea Moro weaves allusions to art history into her piece as well as ironic dance phrases... A truly uplifting evening” - Der Tagesspiegel

Choreographer: Lea Moro
Co-choreographers and performers: Lea Moro, Enrico Ticconi, Jorge De Hoyos
Dramaturgy: Maja Zimmermann
Sound: Marcus Thomas
Light: Annegret Schalke
Stage: Katrin Fürst
Costume: Lydia Sonderegger
Technical Director: Stephan Müller, Claire Terrien 
Choreographic Assistance: Julia Turbahn
Dramaturgical Advice: Linda Sepp
Executive Producer: Marie Schmieder, Ann-Christin Görtz, Rabea Grand
 

Buy Now

Project Arts Centre, Space Upstairs

  • Dates
    Fri 11 & Sat 12 May
  • Times
    7:30pm
  • Duration
    75 mins approx. (no interval)
  • Cost
    €22 full price / €18 conc.
  • Post Show Talk:
    Sat 12 May

Notes
Contains partial nudity

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(b)reaching stillness is produced by Lea Moro in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE. With the kind support of the Governing Mayor of Berlin - Senate Chancellery - Cultural Affairs, Nationales Performance Netz (NPN) Coproduction Fund for Dance, which is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media on the basis of a decision by the German Bundestag. Also supported by the City of Zurich Kultur, Fondation Nestlé pour l’Art, Georges & Jenny Bloch Foundation, Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation and Pact Zollverein Essen. Special thanks to Tanzfabrik Berlin, Wiesen55 e.V., ada Studio Berlin, Gemäldegalerie Berlin, Kunsthaus Zürich, Dampfzentrale Bern, Tanzhaus Zürich.

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