Photo by André Lewski.
The solo Line Up explores the passage of time as a surface of intensity rather than a linear process of development. On a stage full of loud metal objects and through a practice of excessive speech, the performer works towards organising elements that she can never fully control. While navigating the chaos of putting things in order, movement and time appear in their bare state, with no beginning or end. Line Up invites the viewer to experience the urgency of a single moment of control and the everlasting loss of it.
PERFORMANCE, CHOREOGRAPHY & CONCEPT: Lee Méir / PHILOSOPHIC DIALOGUE: Marcus Steinweg / MUSICAL DIALOGUE: Moritz Gagern / DRAMATURGY: Julia Rodríguez / VOICE TRAINING & DRAMATURGY: André Lewski / LIGHT: Gretchen Blegen / STAGE & CONSTRUCTION: Johannes Maas / PRODUCTION: Annett Hardegen
A production by Lee Méir in collaboration with Vierte Welt and Ausufern. Co-produced by Uferstudios GmbH in the frame of the Project „Life Long Burning“ with the support of the Cultural Program of the European Union. Funded by the Capital Cultural Fonds (Haupstadtkulturfonds).
Premiere on the 2nd of August 2018, at 20:30, in the frame of Ausufern, Uferstudios, Berlin. Further Performances: 3rd of August, 3rd - 4th of September, Uferstudios / 13th - 14th of September, at Diver Fesitival, Tel-Aviv
" “…..It seems like everything is in the right place, at the right time - everything is perfectly composed, everything is pure coincidence. The performer: casual, conscientious, repeatedly spontaneous. “
(Alexandra Hennig, writing for Tanzraum Berlin)
“ Line Up is an enchanted performance in which seemingly nothing happens, and yet a whole lifetime passes. Both parts of the piece , like chapters in one’s life, end with no apparent reason…. Mèir presents us with recurring attempts to govern time and space, attempts that constitute, essentially, the essence of choreography.”
(Ran Brown, Independent dance scholar and practitioner, writing for DanceNow Tel Aviv, November 2018)
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