Lea Moro


(b)reaching stillness

Frankfurt LAB [Schmidtstraße 12 (Gallus)]


Three bodies against a deep blue background, sublime and yet entirely motionless as if all life has gone out of them. Choreographer Lea Moro describes her interest in pausing and stopping movement, in bodies in stasis, as a “stubborn calm”. With resistant humour, she allowed her to be inspired for (b)reaching stillness by Baroque paintings and a passion for the impermanence of all earthly things, to thereupon resurrect and raise up her minimalist tableau vivant: the bodies begin to stir upon the monochrome surface. In tiny, subtle and precisely staged shifts and minimal gestures, they begin to rise, fall and strive upwards again. Even the opulent drama of Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony fails to disturb the trio’s calm.

Concept, Choreography, Dance: Lea Moro
Co-Choreography, Dance: Enrico Ticconi, Jorge De Hoyos * Dramaturgy: Maja Zimmermann * Musical editing / Sound direction: Marcus Thomas, Martin Lutz * Light: Annegret Schalke * Scenography: Katrin Fürst * Costumes: Lydia Sonderegger * Choreographical assistance: Julia Turbahn
Dramaturgical advice: Linda Sepp * Production: Marie Schmieder * A production by Lea Moro in cooperation with SOPHIENSÆLE * Funded by the Governing Mayor of Berlin – Senate Chancellery – Cultural Affairs * Supported by the NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ (NPN) Coproduction Fund for Dance, which is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media on the basis of a decision by the German Bundestag * Supported by Georges & Jenny Bloch Stiftung, Stanley Thomas Johnson Stiftung, Fondation Nestlé pour l’Art und PACT Zollverein * With thanks to Tanzfabrik Berlin, Wiesenburg e.V., ada Studio Berlin, Gemäldegalerie Berlin, Dampfzentrale Bern, Tanzhaus Zürich, Kunsthaus Zürich and Stadt Zürich Kultur.

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