Tony Rizzi and the Bad Habits


Wisdom of No Escape (keine angst es gibt untertitel)

Mousonturm Saal


Although we are always already lost, there is something that urges us to tread the paths of the unknown anew every day, the space of unconsciousness, of nothingness. How do we deal with this? That affectionate admiration of fellow men, resonating therein, would not be coming from Frankfurt choreographer and dancer Antony Rizzi, if he did not likewise have the urgent desire to brain-wash us all: “In this unknown world, we find comfort in the moving images on the multitude of screens and monitors surrounding us. Here we are filled with sympathy. When someone needs help on the street, we can hardly look. It is quite alien to us to look at real life. This real life requires subtitles.” With missionary-shamanistic abandon, Antony Rizzi and his ensemble of eight performers will break through the monitors and screens together with the audience and invoke (our) ghosts – for them to make us capable of penetrating all spaces of reality.

Concept, Choreography, Direction, Set: Antony Rizzi * With Douglas Bateman, Sabina Perry, Kristina Veit, Irene Klein, Eric Lenke, Antony Rizzi, Inma Rubio Tomas, Yari Stilo * Piano: Martin Blahuta * Mousonturm-Co-production * Supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste e.V. (Berlin), The Forsythe Company, Kulturamt Frankfurt am Main.

Photo: Rahi Rezvani

World Premiere