What man forgets, nature assimilates. A slag heap becomes a forest, an abandoned theme park a garden. Is this posthuman place a paradise or hell? Is it a gift of nature or a rubbish dump of the Anthropocene? And yet this hostile world is inhabited after all time has passed. Liliana Barros' idea of a place after our world moves between dystopian and utopian associations. A world as Hieronymus Bosch might have seen it in his tryptich "The Garden of Delights". In this panorama, the Fall is unimportant, morality banished, Adam, Eve or God uninvited. What remains is a stage without time and space with creatures whose nature Liliana Barros explores together with dancers from the MiR Dance Company.
Commissioned work for the MirR Dance Company
(direction: Giuseppe Spota)
World Premiere 30.10.2021
at Musiktheater in Revier, Gelsenkirchen
Concept, Choreography, Stage & Costumes: Liliana Barros
Dancers: Brecht Bovijn, Marie-Louise Hertog, Alessio Monforte, Chiara Rontini, Genevieve O’keeffe, Eunji Yang
Music: Alva Noto
Dramaturgy: Anna Chernomordik
Stage Manager: Marika Carena
Choreography Assistante: Tenald Zace
Light: Liliana Barros /Andreas Gutzmer
Duration: 35’ min.
Production: MiR Dance Company, Musiktheater im Revier, Gelsenkirchen