ARTES MORIENDI - Ways of Dying
© Francesco Paggiaro
Part of PAF - Berlin Performing Arts Festival
It's the birthday party of Joyce. She's about to die. And she is seven.
Then, the clock strikes 4 at Schönefeld Airport.
The weather is stormy. It's time to bring in the cake.
What a wonderful age! The weather is not getting any better. In a surburban house, an old woman falls from her couch, eyes open.
The screen of a phone lights up and asks "Where are you?". The old woman bites her tongue. The plane takes off. The birthday girl closes her eyes and blows out the candles.
We see death everywhere, but we rarely admit to it. Inspired by 15th century Artes Moriendi writings, Ways of dying, we look at the micro-rituals, subtle moves and cries for help that betray our macabre thoughts in a rare collection of dark flashes and deep silences.
Direction: Federico Schwindt
Dramaturgie and Text: Marie Yan (with contributions from the ensemble)
Direction Assistant: Ailian Formia
With: Emiliano Passaro, Gabriela Turano, Ivanna Sol, Tanja Watoro, Raquel Grela and others
Costumes: Jojo Shone
Set Design: The Right Person
Production: Compagnie des Wanderers and A dog's heart Theatre in cooperation with TATWERK | Performative Forschung
Production Assistant: Karen Ka Wan Cheung
Friday, June 8th 2018 | 3:30 and 6 pm
Entrance: 9€ | 5€ reduced
Or buy your ticket here: tickets.de
The play is in English and German
At TATWERK in Berlin, late 2017, Compagnie des Wanderers met A dog's heart Theatre. They both wanted to go back to the raw foundation of live theatre and radically experiment. So they embarked on a piece together, Artes Moriendi - Ways of Dying, using their guts and the diversity of their cultural background to fuel their creativity and beautiful dissents. All scattered between Argentina and several European countries and meeting only to make art, both groups look for ways to be local and produce art while being aware of its environmental impact, attempting to reduce its carbon footprint.
Berlin Performing Arts Festival | June 5th – 10th 2018
Berlin’s Independent Performing Arts Community Invites You To Attend More Than 140 Productions! Six days of theater and performance, puppet and music theater, dance, installations, new circus and site-specific work at over 60 different venues in Berlin: From Wagner’s Siegfried to Rio Reiser, world history or family drama, political content on a high wire act, Dadaism and quite tone – at large institutions, on small stages, or at the bus stop.
Check out the schedule of programming and get into the theaters!
You can find the schedule of programming, ancillary options and tickets at: www.performingarts-festival.de
TOUR 3: Experience beyond language (in englischer Sprache)
Geführte Tour mit Summer Banks (freie Theatermacherin und Übersetzerin)
Freitag, 08.06.2018, 15:15 – 21:00 Uhr
The motifs and materials in the works on this tour range from graffiti to forest creatures to 15th century writings on death – and the techniques used to turn them into performance are just as diverse. This tour features works with limited or English-language texts, and is guided in English - no German-language knowledge required!
START: 15:15 Uhr Hasenheide 9, 10967 Berlin, vor dem Eingang in den Gewerbehof
15:30 – 16:45 Uhr, „Artes Moriendi“, Compagnie des Wanderers & A Dog's Heart Theatre, TATWERK | Performative Forschung
18:30 – 19:15 Uhr, „Nebelwelt“ Circustheater, Junges Ensemble Circus Schatzinsel
20:00 – 21:00 Uhr, „ BACK TO ZERO“, Kadir Amigo Memis, HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU1)
- 08 June 2018 15:30
- 08 June 2018 18:00
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