Heterotopia is a meditation on the nature of translation and the failures that attend its efforts. The work transpires in two obscure topographies of unarticulated desire. One, a raucous and supernatural oratorio, which is performed in incomprehensible yet intelligible languages, serves as a complementary orchestra to the other, a strange assembly of listening creatures, whose futile attempts to understand the perplexing music result in still stranger actions.
The debut performance take place on 25 October 2006 at Schauspielhaus Zürich.
MUSIC Thom Willems
SOUND Design Dietrich Krüger, Niels Lanz
COSTUMES Dorothee Merg
DRAMATURGY Freya Vass-Rhee
LENGTH 1 hr. 20 min.
PERFORMANCES AT THE FRANKFURT LAB
22-25 March 2012, 8pm
The Forsythe Company is supported by the city of Dresden and the state of Saxony as well as the city of Frankfurt am Main and the state of Hesse. The Forsythe Company is Company-in-Residence of both HELLERAU – European Center for the Arts in Dresden and the Bockenheimer Depot in Frankfurt am Main.
With special thanks to Ms. Susanne Klatten for supporting The Forsythe Company.
Motion Bank is funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation, the Hessische Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst, the Kulturfonds Frankfurt RheinMain and Ms. Susanne Klatten.