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Felix M. Ott

The Iliad

Tickets

WED 16. + THU 17. SEPTEMBER
8:30 PM
neuer Saal
ca. 55 min.

Entrance
14€, reduced 9€

>The Iliad< is a choreography for two performers and a modular stage set that is continuously built, rebuilt and dismantled before they eyes of the audience during the course of the performance. Inspired by Homer’s epic >Illiad< that addresses the efforts of building the Trojan Horse, the close to one-hour duet is an unusual choreography for two craftsmen. Equipped with battery-powered screwdrivers and a circular saw, the two men are fully dedicated to the work to be achieved. The attempt to conduct the de-/montage synchronously from beginning to end is doomed to fail from the onset due to the cussedness of things. For one can split a tree trunk lengthwise with an axe faster than one can saw a block of wood by hand. And even the battery-powered screwdrivers can hardly be handled in unison, when a couple of important screws fall to the floor. The music accompanying the duet sets the rhythm at certain times, at others it is generated by the ambient noise of the montage and replayed.


Credits
Regie, Produktion: Felix M. Ott
Performer: Ante Pavic, Maik Riebort
Künstlerische Beratung: Helga Wretman
Sound: Alex Kassian
Lightdesign: Martin Pilz
Produktion: Inge Zysk
Besonderer Dank an Falko Purner
Sponsoring: Holz Possling, Baubühne GmbH
Koproduktion: Tanzfabrik Berlin, Student Centre Zagreb (University of Zagreb) - Culture of Change, MCA Amiens
Unterstützt von Apap - Performing Europe 2011-2016
Gefördert durch den Haupstadtkulturfonds Berlin

PREMIERE 17. JULI 2014

 

The Iliad from felix mathias ott on Vimeo.