Giving sound, lighting, and physical movement equal importance, Lewis’ affective choreographies trouble the site of the theater as well as the body as stable objects for stable meanings. Through her use of color, embodiment, and dramaturgical unruliness, these symbols are twisted with playful abandon. In minor matter, sound travels across musical epochs to arrive at the poetics of the intimate present. Built on the logic of interdependence, the theater’s parts—light, sound, image, and architecture—become entangled with the three performers, giving life to a vibrant social and poetic space. In this work, Lewis turns to the color red, materializing thoughts between love and rage. Resisting the tyranny of transparency and representationalism, Lewis suggests another space of becoming.
Production: Ligia Lewis
Co-production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer
Funded by: Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe, Fonds Darstellende Künste e.V.
Residency support: FD-13, PACT Zollverein, 8:tension/Life Long Burning, collective address.
Concept & Choreography: Ligia Lewis
Performance: keyon gaskin, Ligia Lewis, Corey Scott-Gilbert
(Original cast: Jonathan Gonzalez, Hector Thami Manekehla)
Replacement: Corey Scott-Gilbert
Musical dramaturgy: Michal Libera & Ligia Lewis
Styling: Alona Rodeh
Sound design: Jassem Hindi
Sound technician: Neda Sanai
Light design: Andreas Harder
Light technician: Joseph Wegmann
Dramaturgy: Ariel Efraim Ashbel
Assistance: Martha Glenn
Production management (tour): HAU Artist Office / Sabine Seifert
Touring & distribution: HAU Artist Office / Nicole Schuchardt
Photo: Martha Glenn (cropped into heart)