Eifo Efi

Mousonturm Studio 1


The gaze wanders over fragments of motifs, momentarily captivated by individual gestures, actions and scenes, then again snatched away by further details, lines, surfaces, colours: Everyday scenes teeming with life produce an unsettling urge to immerse and lose oneself in the masses. At the same time, resistance develops, almost like an order to search for oneself, for that difference, which makes each of us distinct, recognizable, nameable. The dance collective MAMAZA, artistic residents at Mousonturm since last fall, is specialized in shifting boundaries and dissolving transitions. Their new piece focuses on that tempting stimulation, which we experience when eye and mind let go of meaningful and distinct supporting elements, recognizable individuals and defined identities to lose themselves in the diversity of multiplicities. In its “play about sight”, MAMAZA creates a virtual environment of multiple impressions and complex movement forms. The overall picture and the detail, the performer and the spectator, the observer and then observed merge and transform into a synthesis of unity and diversity for all to see and experience.

Concept: Ioannis Mandafounis, Fabrice Mazliah * Choreography, performance: Ioannis Mandafounis, Fabrice Mazliah * Dramaturgical advice: Liz Waterhouse * Supported by the Fonds Doppelpass der Kulturstiftung des Bundes * Co-production: The Forsythe Company, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt, PACT Zollverein, Essen, Kunstenfestivaldesarts * Thanks to David Kern.

World Premiere