© Thomas Aurin
Lehmen talks to the things to reveal to them insights of the world: He explains the cable to the tomato, the artwork to the ball, the newspaper to the canned sardines, he explains himself and the audience to them, and illustrates for all of them his choreographic ideas. The things are interested as well in what people are doing in the world, what they know about themselves and their environment, what they understand and what they don’t understand. The more Lehmen tries to capture the different phenomenons through explanations, the more they lose their credibility. The more answers fill the room, the more the unknown and the boundaries of the ascertainable become present.
In the moment of the encounter with the absurd and with the confrontation of the own 'not-understanding', art can create over and over new models for temporary realities.
Choreography, concept, text: Thomas Lehmen
Dramaturgical collaboration: Victoria Perez Royo
Artistic collaboration: Lucy Cash
Production: Thomas Lehmen, Christine Peterges
Co-Produced by: PACT Zollverein Essen, Southbank Centre London
Supported by: Kunststiftung NRW
With thanks to: Tanzwerkstatt Berlin
PREMIERE Wednesday 12.05.2010
PACT Zollverein Essen