Forces of Nature re-questions the idea of group movements in their physical, social and environmental contexts. How and why are they created, what is their potential and what are their effects on the immediate and distant surroundings?
Based on these reflections, Forces of Nature follows a movement of an articulate and complex organism composed of five bodies (persons) with different energies and ideas. Their desires might not be the same, but they have a common goal: the construction of a physical and imaginary space that they share.Their negotiations become their movements; their questions become their score.
The piece thus becomes a journey through a landscape in permanent transformation, composed of gestures, words and relationships that question the meaning and potential of what we have “in common”, the notion of interdependence, the sustainability of resources, the importance of care, the idea of the effort, the relevance of the individual and collective choices, and the necessity to act.
After the Berlin premiere on 12.10. there will be a discussion with the artist moderated by director Peter Stamer.
Co-production: Schauspiel Leipzig, Residenz, Leipzig (DE) / ménagerie de verre, Paris (FR) / BUDA Kunstencentrum, Kortrijk (BE) / CCN2 - Centre national chorégraphique de Grenoble (FR) / Kaaitheater, Brussels (BE) / Tanzfabrik Berlin (DE) | Many thanks to: Théâtre Paris-Villette, Paris (F) | Supported by: Direction régionale des affaires culturelles d'Île-de-France Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication (FR) / APAP - performing europe 2020 (EU) / ACT - Art Climate Transition network (EU)
Concept, Text, Choreography, Scenography: Ivana Müller | In collaboration with the performers: Julien Gallée-Ferré, Daphné Koutsafti, Julien Lacroix, Irina Solano und Vincent Weber |In collaboration with the performers: Alix Boillot | Costumes: Suzanne Veiga Gomes |Artistic collaborators: Anne Lenglet and Jonas Rutgeerts | Lighting design, Technical coordination: Fanny Lacour | Soundscape: Cornelia Friederike Müller | Production: I’M COMPANY (François Maurisse, Gerco de Vroeg and Suzanne Veiga Gomes)