VARIATIONS ON CLOSER

synopsis
In Variations on Closer different variations of closeness between an individual and his observers is investigated. The audience are challenged by three female performers, whom extensively conceal and reveal them to the limited perception of themselves. Offering them their expertise in manipulation and representation of performative stunts. Confusing, unarming and seducing the audience into their own disorienting reality. The observers and performers alike are offered a chance to renegotiate their feelings associated with living outside one’s own body as well as living through the bodies of others and are confronted with the role of their own gaze and their ever shifting feelings of empathy, attraction, intimacy and alienation. The soundtrack was created by music maker Peter Rehberg (PITA).

credits

CONCEPT / DIRECTION / CHOREOGRAPHY
Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttir

PERFORMERS / CHOREOGRAPHY
Laura Siegmund, Marie Ursin/Johanna Chemnitz, Angela Schubot

SOUND
Peter Rehberg
– original composed sound track by Peter Rehberg with an excerpt from an additional track titled Mannhattan/ Eagle Rock by Pocahaunted from the album Live From The New Age.

LENGTH
45 min

PHOTOS
Tom Akinleminu, painting by Marion Bataillard.

CO-PRODUCTION
MDT  theater Stockholm (SE)
RAS kulturhus Sandnes(NO)
Les Grandes Traversees festival Bordeaux (FR)

RESIDENCY SUPPORT
WP Zimmer Antwerpen (BE), Sommer.bar –Tanz im august Berlin (GE), Barneys Crossing Cologne (GE)

SPECIAL THANKS TO
Sonia Franken, Eike Siegmund,  Anja Röttgerkamp, Andrea Lutz/Ashtanga Studio Berlin, Jared and Angela productions, jill Emerson(SMC), Gotische saal Berlin, Benjamin Schalike, Thomas Schaupp.