31.1.2018 Kaserne Basel (CH)
2.-5.2.2018 Kaserne Basel (CH)
8.2.2018 TPR La-Chaux-de-Fonds (CH)
2018 Théâtre Sevelin 36 Lausanne (CH)
2018 FIT Festival Lugano (CH)
2018 Tanz in Winterthur (CH)
2018 Dampfzentrale Bern (CH)
A duet by and with Tabea Martin and Simona Bertozzi.
Inspired by Samuel Becketts essay La Fin and the one-act play Endgame.
Two women are standing on an empty stage. They are searching for something and being confronted to their own end at the same time. Before they have even started dancing, the end is already present. Silence. Emptiness. Fragments. But with the humor it needs in order to keep going.
The literary work of Samuel Beckett, his existentialist perception of the absurdity of the world, have inspired Tabea Martin to this new piece. Absurdity has been part of her choreographic work and a field of interest, that has been accompanying and fascinating her throughout the years.
Becketts play Endgame and his essay La Fin both deal with evanescence, the unending and repetition. The figures are exposed to decay and deadness but humor and absurdity don’t let them become desperate.
Together with Italian dancer Simona Bertozzi, who is capable of a highly complex and precise body language, Tabea Martin will dance on stage herself. Beckett’s texts will not be illustrated but are the source for movement material that creates pictures and searches for the existence stated between life and death.
What does it mean to every one of us to be confronted with your own end? How do we overcome our fear and the hopelessness like Beckett’s characters?
Dance / Choreography
Tabea Martin, Simona Bertozzi
Irina Müller, Moos van den Broek
In the frame of the Programmers Fond by Reso - Dance Network Switzerland
Fachausschuss Tanz & Theater BS/BL, PRAIRIE – the coproduction support of Migros Culture-Percentage, Pro Helvetia - Swiss Arts Council, Ernst Göhner Foundation