Duet #5: The Act of Reading
- 03.02.2022, 7.00 p.m. - 12.00 a.m.solidarity pricing system (you choose): € 5 / € 10 / € 20 / € 30, durational performance, time slots 20 min.
- 04.02.2022, 12.00 pm - 12.00 a.m.solidarity pricing system (you choose): € 5 / € 10 / € 20 / € 30, durational performance, time slots 20 min.
- 05.02.2022, 12.00 pm - 12.00 a.m.solidarity pricing system (you choose): € 5 / € 10 / € 20 / € 30, durational performance, time slots 20 min.
- 06.02.2022, 12.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m.solidarity pricing system (you choose): € 5 / € 10 / € 20 / € 30, durational performance, time slots 20 min.
Michele Di Stefano and a book
In the fifth duet of the series – a reconstruction of the performance shown in Mousonturm-Saal in 2020 – choreographer Michele Di Stefano meets Andy Warhol’s diaries. In every duet until now, the object, through its functions, proposes the duration of the work, according to the time it needs to reveal itself. In the case of the diaries and their 807 pages, the book demands a length of 72 hours in order to be read in its entirety. As a consequence, Di Stefano and the book will spend three full consecutive days and nights together in an apartment at Mousonturm. The public is invited to follow this reading marathon in a one-on-one situation for about 20 minutes each.
What happens in these 72 hours while reading? This simple question gives rise to complex physical dialogue between Di Stefano and the book. A book consists of nothing but white paper and black letters. However, it opens up intimate, mental spaces which the reader navigates thanks to her/his imagination. This unusual duet explores the relationship between materiality and immateriality, between the process of reading and being read, inviting the inner voices of the spectators, their imaginary worlds, to merge with those of Di Stefano and the book.
Duration: 60 min.
Cast & Credits
Konzept: Fabrice Mazliah
Choreografie: Fabrice Mazliah in Zusammenarbeit mit Michele di Stefano und Marialena Marouda
Performance: Michele di Stefano und ein Buch
Komposition/Sound: Lorenzo Bianchi-Hoesch
Produktion: Work of Act / Fabrice Mazliah. Ko-Produktion: Künstlerhaus Mousonturm im Rahmen der Tanzplattform Rhein-Main. Gefördert von: International Coproduction Fund – Goethe Institut, Kulturamt der Stadt Frankfurt
Die Tanzplattform Rhein-Main, ein Projekt von Künstlerhaus Mousonturm und Hessischem Staatsballett, wird ermöglicht durch den Kulturfonds Frankfurt RheinMain und ist gefördert vom Kulturamt der Stadt Frankfurt am Main, dem Hessischen Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst und der Stiftungsallianz [Aventis Foundation, BHF BANK Stiftung, Crespo Foundation, Dr. Marschner-Stiftung, Stiftung Polytechnische Gesellschaft Frankfurt am Main].
Fabrice Mazliah is a choreographer and performer based in Frankfurt / Main. Having collaborated and produced works with the Forsythe Company until its closure, Fabrice has initiated a long-term research into the embodied knowledge and heritage inscribed into practitioners in the field. He is interested in understanding and renegotiating the relationship between our environment, its objects, its atmospheres, and our bodies, ourselves and its potentialities. In his works, he regularly places the role of the receiver/perceiver in the centre of attention and celebrates the richness of possible perspectives that can be embodied on stage. His pieces provoke the collision of experiences and challenge binary views – allowing for a moment of suspension between the instants of perception and interpretation. He is interested in combining movement with language, in developing new forms of narrativity and poetry.