Ambulo ergo sum - Ich laufe, also bin ich
When does a moment begin and when does it end? What is a process and how does it start? Why might a person stay true to certain attitudes and what compels one to get rid of them?
"Ambulo ergo sum" tells of constant movement, the everyday dance of gestures, of motor skills and their unique quirks. Bizarre, funny, familiar and strange situations unfold into, out of and over one another. Characters play with ease; attitudes, relationships and configurations are pushed to the breaking point until they ebb away, only to repeat themselves or transform.
The room, however, remains anonymous, the costumes are reduced: everywhere and nowhere, that game we call life is being played. A game made up of moments, of small and large gestures, of comings, goings and passings.
The titular "Going" is a metaphor for the act of living itself, for the goings-on, the things that happen before our eyes only to irrevocably turn into the past.
Concept: laborgras (Renate Graziadei & Arthur Stäldi)
Choreography: Renate Graziadei in collaboration with the dancers MariaGiulia Serantoni, Rosalind Masson & Arianna Rodhegiero
Dance: MariaGiulia Serantoni, Rosalind Masson, Sergey Zhukov & Renate Graziadei
Musical Direction / Composition: Phoebe Killdeer & Ole Wulfers
Dramaturgy: Arthur Stäldi
Musicians Live Performance: Julien Decoret, Ole Wulfers, Jens Ahlers & Phoebe Killdeer
Sound Design: Andrea Parolin
Costume Design: Chantal Margiotta & Claudia Janitschek
Lighting Design: Lutz Deppe
Assistant Light: Tomek Ness
Production: Inge Zysk, Raquel Moreira
Press and publicity: k3 berlin
A laborgras production funded by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe.
Made at Studio laborgras.
Recording of the performance on October 10th, 2018 at Uferstudios, Berlin.
Camera and Editing: Walter Bickmann