In Heimweh (homesick) they are catapulted against themselves and each other as the internalized forces of Catholicism and family traditions reign supreme.
Music by Odetta, Ambrosian Junior Choir, Public Enemy, Louis Armstrong, James Brown
Premiere: Swiss Dance Festival, May 1989
Tour Highlights: Rote Fabrik, Switzerland • Stadttheater St. Gallen, Switzerland • Belluard Bollwerk Festival, Switzerland • Chang Mu Arts Center, South Korea • Darpana Academy, Ahmedabad, India • Teatro Firkas, Crete, Greece • P.S. 122, New York City • Bates Dance Festival • Posthof International Festival/Austria
Commissioned by the Swiss Institute
“How much they - and we, too - relish the immediacy of any destructiveness we can wreak short of the fatal.” The Village Voice