PAF 2017 | HAWAIIAN FRAGMENTS
© 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, she is confronted with a profound decision, and goes blank. She resolves to stay on the Island until she can come to terms with the unimaginable events that have ensued, while unknowingly beginning a quest for a ritual that could bring the shattered fragments together.
Hawaiian Fragments is the story of the journey of her grieving process, and ultimately the search of possible reconciliation with Nature. It is a dark humoured solo-show adventure, which is explored in a series of fragments ranging in theatrical form from cinematic to Chaplinesque and storytelling. The story evolves in the imaginary setting of Hawaii, which is both the symbolic summit of Capitalist touristic pleasure and a territory of wondrous nature and ancient traditions.
Freely inspired by Haruki Murakami's short story Hanelei Bay, Hawaiian Fragments is the opening piece of a 4-part series created by Compagnie des Wanderers. Each play deals with the role of rituals in our contemporary society, in varying settings and formats. The main characters are in search of a symbolic act that can initiate change in the invisible tissue of society, and the individual human soul. These characters range from a famous Japanese violinist who wants to liberate his son, who follows the same career, from his shadowing figure, to a solitary man in the Alps desperately seeking punishment when his daughter commits suicide after having suffered repeated abuse by his part.
A creation of Compagnie des Wanderers | freely inspired by Haruki Murakami‘s Hanalei Bay
Acting: Jayne Walling
Direction: Federico Schwindt
Dramaturgy: Wenzel U. Vöcks
On stage assistant & Set design: Valeria Urigu
Costume design: Jojo Shone
Artistic Assistant: Denise Cobello
Director’s Assistant: Thais Nepomuceno
Production Management: Chris Wohlrab
Pre-production assistant: Kelley Griffiths
Composition Hawaii song: Mauricio Ahumada
Cardboard Paintings: Esther Samuels-Davis
In cooperation with: TATWERK | Performative Forschung
Duration: ca. 75 min.
Sunday, June 18th 2017 | 6 pm
Tickets: 9€ | 6€ reduced
or buy your ticket through the Festival Ticketing
The Berlin Performing Arts Festival is organized by LAFT – Landesverband freie darstellende Künste Berlin e. V. in cooperation with the performance venues HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Sophiensæle, Ballhaus Ost and Theaterdiscounter. The Berlin Performing Arts Festival is supported by the State of Berlin – Senate Administration for Cultural and European Affairs from funds of the European Fund for Regional Development (EFRE) within the program “Promoting the Innovation Potential in Culture II (INP II)”.
- 18 June 2017 18:00
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