"You are so cute, there is no one like you in the whole wide world!/ Is there really no one like me?/ of course not, you are one and only!/ But why is there no one like me?/ Because everyone is one and only/ I don’t want to be the only one like me in the whole wide world/ Why not?/ Because that means I am alone".
This childish fundamental acknowledgment of solitude is the mental burden that vibrates in the core of Gravity and Grace; a burden that like gravity itself is omnipresent. The performers on stage struggle with the simplest, yet hardest task of all: carrying oneself. Looking for comfort and a way to relief pain, they have to unlearn loneliness; to learn how to be carried. In a doubtful and yet optimistic presentation they physically manifest the doomed-to-fail individual struggle for independence; wondering: what kind of grace can they really offer each other?
Choreography: Mor Shani / Text: David Grossman/ Production: Dansateliers Rotterdam / Production tour 2013: ICK Amsterdam / Performers: Pawel Konior, Majon Van Der Schout, David Vossen / Music: Jaap van Keulen / Dramaturgy: Shiran Shveka/ Duration: 45 minutes/ Nudity in this piece: 16+
video: Paul Sixta