In Eifo Efi, the performers offer their understanding of two persons, as the more than of what two people can be. The performers fill the performance space with versions or echoes of themselves. While only two bodies appear, reflective elements and diverting strategies enhance the visual to stimulate the sensorial, making the ‘just two’ reveal others’ presences.
The multiple is not automatically a multiplicity. Composition by addition, layering, or simple juxtaposition would not achieve a multiplicity. Nor could a coherent compositional whole suffice. This piece is a distinct alchemy of juxtaposition—an assembly of theatrical elements, multilayered movement, and spoken language that is unusually ripe or potent for differentiation.
Concept / choreography / dance: Ioannis Mandafounis, Fabrice Mazliah
Dramaturgical support: Liz Waterhouse, David Kern
Technical director: Harry Schulz
Production management: Johanna Milz
Production of: MAMAZA
Coproduction of: Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, The Forsythe Company, kunstenfestivaldesarts, PACT Zollverein Essen
Funded by: the Fonds Doppelpass of the German Federal Cultural Foundation