“We see you now. We hear your mournings in the night. There is a spell on these practices.”
Across the stages of pop, politics, business and religion, a tightly scripted healing ritual has established itself: the public apology. Deeply, Really, Truly dedicates itself to this ritual with a performance on the power and disempowerment of words and our shared experience of emotion.
In this ‘Speech Act’, the audience is invited to critically receive the word-gestures of public figures, to evaluate the poetics of both personal and national remorse and to reflect on the affective capability of tactics which range from desperate to pathetic to dangerously cynical.
The three performers expose their voices and bodies to an overflow of public apology speeches from the last three decades, in order to talk with the ghosts of the past and engage the question of how we make words matter.
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Konzept: Lea Martini, Noha Ramadan Choreografie/Performance: Lea Martini, Noha Ramadan, Olivia Reschofsky Lichtdesign: Katinka Marac Sound: S.M. Snider Ausstattung: Ebba Fransén Waldhör Dramaturgische Mitarbeit: Sonja Pregrad, Siegmar Zacharias Produktion: björn & björn
Eine Produktion von Lea Martini & Noha Ramadan, in Koproduktion mit Theater Freiburg. Gefördert durch den Regierenden Bürgermeister von Berlin – Senatskanzlerei Kulturelle Angelegenheiten
Sophiensaele, Berlin September 19 – 22, 2013
Wunder der Prärie, Zeitraumexit Mannheim, September 26, 2013
Theater Freiburg, April 24 – 27, 2014
International Spring Performing Arts Festival, Gothenburg, May 30, 2014
Het Veem Theater, Amsterdam, December 19 + 20, 2014