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Light
A Reduced Theater Experience
(performance for two people)


Next Show:
     !!! Special Dance Version !!!
  Internationald Dance Film Festival 2008
Yokohama, Japan
Venue: Zaim
Feb. 16, 2008
13:00, 13:30, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 15:30, 16:00, 16:30, 17:00
Feb. 17, 2008
13:00, 13:30, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 15:30, 16:00, 16:30, 17:00, 17:30, 18:00


   


The point of departure for the staging is a highly abridged version of Klaus Fehlingfs drama gLampyridsh. The Interpretation by post theater simply features exactly the situation that is presented in the play. This reduction of means and the denial of a clear interpretation create a frightening complexity and strong emotionality.
The 15-minute performance in English (or Japanese) language is only open for an audience of two persons per performance, ideally a female and a male one. They are guided into a completely darkened room and sit on two chairs at a table, facing each other (which they will only find out about later). The room is beyond perception. The perfect darkness communicates the emotion of uncertainty, which the drama talks about.

Independent from the constraints of time and space, two persons encounter in complete darkness. Strangers to each other, anxious, yet longing for recognition and orientation, they touch their way through darkness.
Light conveys intensively the insecurity of an encounter without social conventions. Nobody knows what he or she has to expect from the other. What is truth, what is lie? Total darkness reduces the interpretable data to a minimum. There is an exhausting negotiation of perception, yet everything stays in a state of fragility. The quest for truth turns into one for power. Seemingly cemented constellations of power can be rearranged constantly. Rules emerge only to be revoked any time. In the end all stays unclear, even the obvious: is it really dark?

Credits:
Author: Klaus Fehling

"light" project artistic director: Max Schumacher
Music: zeitblom

version 1: Berlin, 2003
Director: Max Schumahcer
Performers: Julie Randall, Alexander Schroeder

version 2: Bonn, 2004
Director: Andreas Horbelt
Performers: Julie Randall, Errol T. Harewood

version 3: Tokyo, 2005
Director: Hiroko Tanahashi
Japanese Dramturgy /Translation: Mika Eglinton
Performers: Kiyomi Tanikawa, AKIRA

version 4: Yokohama, 2008
Director: Hiroko Tanahashi
Japanese Dramturgy /Translation: Mika Eglinton
Performers: Kiyomi Tanikawa, AKIRA
Dancers: Tetsuo Sanari,Sachie Sugahara


History:
02/2003 Ex-Metzgerei, Berlin / Germany
07/2003 Rohkunstbau Festival, Grossleuthen
09/2003 Sconfinart, Trento / Italy
04/2004 Pokus Festival, Belgrade / Serbia
06/2004 Biennale Bonn / Germany
12/2004 Patravadi Theater, Bangkok
11/2005 Tessen / Warabi / Japan



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