Concept/Choreography: Toula Limnaios
Music: Ralf R. Ollertz
Dance/ Creation: Giacomo Corvaia, Jozsef Forro, Marika Gangemi, Samuel Minguillon, Hironori Sugata, Karolina Wyrwal, Inhee Yu, Ann-Christin Zimmermann
stage/ costumes: Antonia Limnaios/Toula Limnaios
Public Relations: Silke Wiethe
“if I was real” is a first sketch, inspired by Camus’ early literary essay “l’envers et l’endroit/ light and shadow“. The shadows are the fear of the unknown, the silence of the world and the blatant lack of control over what the world is. The light symbolizes beauty, acceptance of this incomprehensible world.
Camus: “There is not love of life without despair about life.” We are torn between these two poles, between feeling and ratio, our mind constantly swinging back and forth.
“if I was real” reflects paradoxes and ambiguities. The composition develops as a collection of fragmentary images alive with the mysteries of hidden coherencies. Free from the heavy weight of a specific “meaning”, they appear foreign on the one hand, but on the other, also familiar in a way that cannot quite be described.
A choreographic collection, a thin line between the recognizable reality of everyday life and a bizarre duplicate/dream world.
A cie. toula limnaios production, coproduced by the HALLE TANZBÜHNE BERLIN.
With kind support by Kulturverwaltung des Landes Berlin.
© 2013 cie. toula limnaios
Video © Walter Bickmann, Berlin 2014 | tanzforumberlin.de