In the famous "Spring Sacrifice" by Igor Stravinsky, a young woman is chosen to die for the greater good, she dances herself to death in an ancient ritual. We learn a lot about this ritual, but what do we learn about the young woman?
In the spring of 2020, various protest movements around the world fell victim to the Corona Pandemic lockdowns and came to a standstill. At the same time, new protest movements emerged precisely during the pandemic and continue to this day. Who chooses the "victims", who sees himself as such and who refuses to be a victim? In this interpretation of the "Sacre" dance, performance and film art blur together. We work about power relations in existential situations and about the relationship "decision-makers vs. who is decided upon". Who or what is carelessly sacrificed, who or what is not? Who decides, who dies? Does the victim have a choice? And what is our relationship to "Mother Nature" who may not be appeased by any ritual or sacrifice?
Contributors and additional information:
Concept, direction, performance: Antje Schupp
Dance, Choreography: Sigal Zouk
video: Ayman Nahle
Set design: Christoph Rufer
Outside Eye:Jan Burkhardt
Technical direction & lighting: Thomas Kohler
Production management: produktionsDOCK
Production: A born2perform production in co-production with Kaserne Basel and Schlachthaus Theater Bern
Supported by the Fachausschuss Tanz & Theater BS/BL and Pro Helvetia Swiss Arts Council
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