(b)reaching stillness 2015

Three apparently motionless bodies are lying on blue ground. In (b)reaching stillness standstill is regarded as a continuous change and investigated on its physical potential. The starting point are Baroque still life paintings – not only due to their obvious element of immobilisation but mainly due to their ability of ‘vitalization’ of dead or inanimate motifs. Glamorous climaxes emerge out of a monochrome surface before collapsing once again. Throughout the piece a cyclical dynamic is developed, which cannot be affected by any arising moment of drama or opulence. Constant decay and reshaping, imperturbable chance, blossoming, sinking down and rising up again. 

On stage dynamic standstill and different forms of resurrection appear together. On an acoustic level Gustav Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony (1894), seems to be an opposition; in its dramatic and lush form it elude any kind of immobilization. However, for (b)reaching stillness the motif of resurrection – freed from its religious attributions – becomes a vital principle within ordinary getting up, synchronous revue or simple repetition.


Concept, Choreography, Performance: Lea Moro

Co-Choreography, Performance: Enrico Ticconi, Jorge De Hoyos

Dramaturgy: Maja Zimmermann

Sound: Marcus Thomas

Lighting Design: Annegret Schalke

Technical Direction: Annegret Schalke, Stephan Müller

Stage Design: Katrin Fürst

Costume Design: Lydia Sonderegger

Choreographic Assistance: Julia Keren Turbahn

Dramaturgical Advice: Linda Sepp

Graphic Design: Zelika Pravidc

Production: Marie Schmieder

(b)reaching stillness is produced by Lea Moro in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE. With the kind support of the Governing Mayor of Berlin - Senate Chancellery - Cultural Affairs, Nationales Performance Netzwerk (NPN) Coproduction Fund for Dance, which is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media on the basis of a decision by the German Bundestag. As well supported by the city of Zürich, Fondation Nestlé pour l’Art, Georges & Jenny Bloch Foundation, Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation and Pact Zollverein Essen. Special thanks to Tanzfabrik Berlin, Wiesenburg e.V. Berlin, ada Studio Berlin, Gemäldegalerie Berlin, Kunsthaus Zürich, Dampfzentrale Bern, Tanzhaus Zürich.

In the frame of the research period of (b)reaching stillness funded by Stadt Zurich Kultur a publication and postcard-set was produced.

The second performance of (b)reaching stillness on the 5th of June 2015 at Sophiensaelen Berlin took place as part of the scientific-artistic symposium Künste des Anhaltens – Verfahren des Stillstellens in Theater, Tanz und Performancekunst. Detailed information about the

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