The motif of the ‘doppelganger’ or look-alike is both irritating and fascinating at the same time: his appearance confounds the boundaries between oneself and others. The doppelganger questions concepts of similarity and difference, problematizes the subject and its identity. This piece was originally danced as a solo for two women by Lena Meierkord und Toula Limnaios synchronous in two parallel worlds and will now be performed by two male dancers of her current ensemble.
«isson« means ‘same’ in Greek and is dedicated to contrasts, reality and illusion, light and shadows, restlessness and peace. Two realities that cannot be separated.
»synchronicity indicates more than virtuosity, but rather the merging of two states of awareness. This meticulously composed decrescendo is one of the most moving, most enlightening final scenes that I’ve seen in dance theatre for quite some time.«
Tagesspiegel, Franz-Anton Cramer
Concept/ Choreography: Toula Limnaios
Music: Ralf R. Ollertz
Dance/ Creation: Leonardo D´Aquino, Daeho Lee
Lighting design: Klaus Dust
Costumes: Toula Limnaios
Public relations: Silke Wiethe
Re-creation: 2016, within the festival: „20 years cie. toula limnaios“
A cie. toula limnaios production in co-production with the Theater am Halleschen Ufer, with kind support by the Cultural Department of the City of Berlin.
Eine Videoaufnahme der Vorstellungen am 23. und 24.07.2016 im Rahmen von 20 Jahre cie. toula limnaios in der HALLE TANZBÜHNE BERLIN
Video © Walter Bickmann | tanzforumberlin.de