Fall Seven Times
Choreography: Guy Nader und Maria Campos
The performance by Guy Nader and Maria Campos was inspired by an Asian proverb: Fall seven times and stand up eight. Both artists were taken by the stubbornness expressed by the proverb. “The saying itself already hides dance in it,” says Guy Nader referring to the continuous flow of letting themselves fall and stand up again. At the same time, falling and standing up again as a philosophical metaphor can be referred to as the basic principle of survival. The techniques of contact improvisation and partnering allow the 11 dancers in Fall Seven Times to give, receive and share weight, thus making gravity visible.
CHOREOGRAPHY Guy Nader and Maria Campos | DANCERS Daria Hlinkina, Tijana Prendovic, Marija Slavec, Milena Wiese, Zachary Chant, Finn Lakeberg, Thomas Van Praet, Mattia De Salve, Matti Tauru, Louis Thuriot, John Wannehag | STAGE AND COSTUME DESIGN Lucia Vonrhein | MUSIC Miguel Marin | LIGHT DESIGN Sebastian Ahrens