Performance · Premiere

Sergiu Matis

In the frame of Open Spaces#1-2019

In the ecology between poetic language and choreography words collide woefully with flesh.

In a world that is warming unceasingly, what is left of the idyllic nature described in the pastoral poems of Theocritus and Virgil? Today, we forge our own pastoral settings out of remains - as a desperate act of trying to conserve what’s left, while mourning the losses yet to come. In the ecosystem of poetry and choreography, performers are technologically enhanced nymphs and shepherds that compete to see who can make the audience cry the loudest. Hopelessness is not a state of a paralysis, but instead a powerful force that moves us to act.

Concept, choreography: Sergiu Matis | Performance: Martin Hansen, Sergiu Matis, Manon Parent | Text: Sergiu Matis, Mila Pavicevic, based on translations of Virgil and Theocritus | Sound design: N1L | Dramaturgy: Mila Pavicevic | Set design: Dan Lancea | Costume: Philip Ingman | Light design: Sandra Blatterer | Production management: David Eckelmann | A Sergiu Matis production. Funded by the Capital Cultural Fund, the Senate Department for Culture and Europe, coproduced by Tanzfabrik Berlin in the frame of Open Spaces#1 2019 in cooperation with Radialsystem V. Animal recordings used from the Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the Xeno-canto Foundation. 



  • Radialsystem
  • Radialsystem
  • Radialsystem

?.2. Audiodescription & Haptic Access Tour
Radialsystem, Holzmarktstraße 33, 10243 Berlin

Tickets 15 / 10 € Photocollage: Philip Ingman