© Heber Argumedo
Elaine, a successful, rational businesswoman involved in the ever-speeding world of finance, receives an unexpected call. All of a sudden she must travel to Hawaii under tragic circumstances. Once there, the time for a profound decision comes, confronted to a human choice out of her range, Elaine goes blank. She resolves to spend some time on the islands until she can come to terms with the unimaginable events that have ensued while unknowingly sets herself in the quest for a ritual that could bring the shattered fragments together.
Hawaiian Fragments is the story of this journey the grieving process it constitutes and ultimately the search of possible reconciliation with nature.
A dark humoured, at times surreal, solo-show adventure conceived as a series of fragments that in an episodic fashion explore different theatrical formats ranging from cinematic to chaplinesque or storytelling in the imaginary setting of Hawaii both symbolic summit of capitalistic touristic pleasure and territory of a wondrous nature and ancient traditions.
Freely inspired by a story of Haruki Murakami Hawaiian Fragments is the opening piece of a 4-part series created by Compagnie des Wanderers dealing with the role of rituals in our contemporary society. In absolutely different settings and formats each main character is in the search of the right symbolic act that can perform a change in the invisible tissue of society or the individual human soul. From a famous Japanese violinist who wants to liberate his son, following the same career, from his shadowing figure or a solitary man in the Alps who desperately seeks punishment when his daughter commits suicide after having suffered repeated abuse by his part.
Direction: Federico Schwindt
Acting: Jayne Walling
Dramaturgy: Wenzel U. Vöcks
On stage assistance: Valeria Urigu
Costume and props: Jojo
Assistant Direction: Denise Cobello/Thais Nepomuceno
Production Management: Chris Wohlrab
Pre-production assistant: Kelley Griffiths
Hawaii song composer: Mauricio Ahumada
Cardboard Paintings: Esther Samuel-Davis
Set design and building: Valeria Urigu
Saturday, April 15th 2017 | 8 pm
Tickets: 5−10€ Sliding scale
HAWAIIAN FRAGMENTS is part of PAF - Performing Art Festival Berlin 2017 | June 18th | 6pm
Premiere: July 6th 2017 | Ackerstadtpalast
- 15 April 2017 20:00
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