NUMEN COMPANY - Uta Gebert
ANUBIS – a poetic and humorous reflection on mortality
Anubis was the ancient Egyptian god who guided the spirits of the dead to the underworld where they would be judged. He was the guardian of the entrance to the underworld and the one weighing the hearts of the deceased on Maat’s scale.
Travelling on his boat between the world of the living and that of the dead, Anubis glides across the stage. His boat creaks when he casts off and crosses the river to fetch the souls of the dead he will be leading to the underworld. Cloaked in a cape and wearing a hood, he glances inquisitively at his surroundings.
He is a quiet and solitary god but when he breaks into a wild dance, he almost looks mischievous.
Idea/ Direction/ Performance: Uta Gebert
Artistic Collaboration: Ilka Schönbein, Gabriel Hermand-Priquet
Musical Composition: Ulrich Kodjo Wendt, Mark Badur
Scenography/ Puppets: Uta Gebert
Costumes: Sonja Albartus, Uta Gebert
Co-production: Schaubude Berlin
Project supported by: T-Werk Potsdam, Brotfabrik Berlin