In her latest dance piece based on motifs from Shakespeare’s The Tempest, Crystal Pite stages a game of revenge and forgiveness, reality and imagination. Pite explores these motifs in two contexts: a maquette of Shakespeare’s island as a metaphor for isolation, captivity and desire, and a nostalgic cityscape that evokes longing. Chalk-white replicas deliver the essential plot points of the story, but the emotion and tension of the narrative is fleshed out by real characters. To explore and demonstrate this duplication of character and copy, the story and the body requires something incomparably precious: the mastery and articulation of the dancer. The World Premiere has taken place on 20th October 2011 at Künstlerhaus Mousonturm.
ca. 80 minutes, without intermission
PERFORMANCES AT THE FRANKFURT LAB
Wednesday, 23rd May 2012
Thursday, 24th May 2012
Friday, 25thMay 2012
Saturday, 26th May 2012
A coproduction by Künstlerhaus Mousonturm. Made possible by Kulturfonds Frankfurt RheinMain. Supported by Canada Council for the arts.