ABOUT THE PIECE
180 days changed her perception of life. She spent 180 days in the hospital looking after A. The surroundings consisted in medical observation through machines and staff in a clear and lucid space. There was no verbal communication. The only connection possible was their physical contact. The resting body of A. and her hands, which kept initiating a daily singing. There was no rest and no darkness.
Today in a theatre space, clear and light, she transforms her waiting: the memory of stagnation develops into a dance of her hands and the beginning of physical communication.
Choreography/Dance Riki von Falken // Lights Roland Brinker // Costume Helga Berghaus, Chris Kremberg // Photo Tania Hertling // Music George Crumb, Harrison Birtwistle, Henryk Górecki, Jón Leifs, Nigel Osborne, Kevin Volans // Production Riki von Falken
Premiere: 18/03/2000 // Theater am Halleschen Ufer Berlin / Stresemannstr. 29 – 10963 Berlin