Dance critics long considered motionlessness as a non-movement or, at most, the marking of its absence. Yet, there is no such thing as motionlessness; it is a construct of the mind, not the body. This is especially true for the three dancers who, naked from the waist up, take over the blue-velvet stage and use every means in their power to show the lifeblood that flows through them. They achieve this by using the surface of their skin to mirror the subtle movements taking place within their beating bodies. In this opulent and rather baroque piece, the choreographer makes the imperceptible perceptible. To the sumptuous sound of Gustave Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 in C minor, (b)reaching stillness is a reflection on how forms take shape, from the very beginning right through to the end.
The Swiss choreographer and dancer Lea Moro working in Zurich and Berlin, got her career off to a flying start thanks to her iconoclastic solo interpretation of the classic ballet The Rite of Spring. In her work, whether as a choreographer and dancer, she continues to bring in new forms and take part in a diverse range of projects; in 2015 the magazine tanz crowned her choreographer of the year. Her group piece, which will be performed at the Swiss Contemporary Dance Days 2017, originally caused a stir at the 2016 Dance Platform in Germany, and led to a European tour.
Further productions available for touring
The End of the Alphabet, 2016, 1 performer, 15 x 15 m, 55 min
Le Sacre du Printemps, a ballet for a single body, 2014, 1 performer, 11 x 11 m, 50 min
Concept, choreography, dance Lea Moro
Co-choreography, dance Enrico Ticconi, Jorge De Hoyos
Dramaturgy Maja Zimmermann
Music Adaptation, sound design Marcus Thomas
Light design Annegret Schalke
Stage design Katrin Fürst
Costumes Lydia Sonderegger
Choreographical Assistant Julia Turbahn
Dramaturgical Advisor Linda Sepp
Graphic design Zelika Pravdic
Production Marie Schmieder
Coproduction Eine Produktion von Lea Moro in Kooperation mit SOPHIENSÆLE.
Support aus Mitteln des Regierenden Bürgermeisters von Berlin - Senatskanzlei - Kulturelle Angelegenheiten und durch das Nationale Performance Netzwerk (NPN) Koproduktionsförderung Tanz aus Mitteln der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien aufgrund eines Beschlusses des Deutschen Bundestags. Supported by the City of Zürich Culture, Fondation Nestlé pour L´Art, Fondation Georges & Jenny Bloch, Fondation Stanley Thomas Johnson and Pact Zollverein Essen. With a special thank to Tanzfabrik Berlin, Wiesen55 e.V., ada Studio Berlin, Gemäldegalerie Berlin, Kunsthaus Zürich, Dampfzentrale Bern, Tanzhaus Zürich.
Lea Moro, Zurich/Berlin