For the majority of mankind fear of life is part of every single day. On the other hand many Central Europeans, who are in the comfortable position to live without it, keep searching for another kind of excitement. Is fear an inseparably part of human being? And what exactly is
Absurdity, boredom, aggression, fear, violence, power, helplessness – with her new production the editta braun company explores the abysses of the human soul. Three performers form a parcours, which is both – deeply human and deeply inhuman. The mechanism of baleful human emotions shall be watched especially in its effects on groups. Again and again the three of them are forming new constellations. Sometimes leagues are build up, sometimes everybody is on his own. Then again, all together go against a nameless threat. What once has started out of boredom turns into a trip to hell. Or was it nothing but a
game? Starting point of this production was the subject fear, new is the approach: Children’s Whisper was the working title for an experiment in which the company has worked with three different choreographers one after each other. Editta Braun as the last of them put the unpredictable result of these different parts to one piece of dance theatre. Like in the children’s game Children’s whisper the starting term the power of fear turned from phase to phase into something new.
The choice of choreographers was made with big conscioussness for their different cultural background. Based on their very different biographies the Italian born and in Portugal living Theresa Ranieri, Shlomo Bitton from Israel and the Lithuanian Arturas Valudskis created together with the company very diverse variations about the subject.
«Abseits» created 2009 in Montemor/Portugal und Salzburg
performers, creators: Juan Dante Murillo Bobadilla, Tomaz Simatovic, Anna Maria Müller
choreography: Teresa Ranieri, Shlomo Bitton, Arturas Valudskis, Editta Braun
conception, directing: Editta Braun
composition: Thierry Zaboitzeff
lightdesign: Thomas Hinterberger
dramaturgy: Gerda Poschmann-Reichenau
co-producer: ARGEkultur, O Espaço do Tempo
Reinhard Kriechbaum in Drehpunkt Kultur, 24. September 2009
Christoph Lindenbauer für APA (Austrian Press Agency), 25. September 2009