Butterfly Brain is about dementia, about the life of those whose state of forgetfulness is all too often forgotten. Butterfly Brain examines the physical language of dementia and translates the collapse and confusion of an outer and an inner world into movement. Choreographic studies portray the stages and characteristics of the illness, underscored by an absurdist text and distortive and deconstructive film sequences.
A strongly rhythmicised „score“ gives form to unpredictability. Dementia is presented as a composition for a chamber ensemble: four performers enter on stage like a quartet of musicians and tune their „instruments“ for a moving, and lively concert.
Harmony meets dissonance, desperation confronts acceptance, explosive eruptions are transformed into moments of lightness, peace and ease. Butterfly Brain is a sensitive, tender and sometimes absurd portrait, an encounter with an illness, which will affect almost all of us sometime in our lives.
|Idea, Concept, Direction
|Production Development, Choreography
|Susanna Curtis & Ensemble
|Susanna Curtis, Eva-Maria Christ, Jürgen Heimüller, Johannes Walter
|Consulting Stage Design
|Amrei Wesinger, Lina Hartmann
So erwächst ein Spiegelkabinett, das alle Facetten des Gedächtnisverlustes zeigt. Absolut sehenswert.
And so a curiosity cabinet is opened, which presents all the facets of memory loss. Don’t miss this piece.