Photographs: Lessons for Cadavers by Michelle Moura © Mayra Wallraf
Lessons for Cadavers
We live in the midst of horror and we’re used to it. Forests on fire, people freezing in their houses without heating, families running across the border while others go shopping. Lessons for Cadavers inspires in the physical language of horror – its exaggeration and hyperbole – to reflect the living dead of the present. Death here is a magical and grotesque realm inhabited by strange forms of life; a transformation zone. Three dancers move on stage through panic and wonder, violence and fragility, driven by external forces.
Jorge De Hoyos
Kaj Duncan David
Space and Light Design
A production by Michelle Moura in co-production with Sophiensaele, De Singel and Something Great funded by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe and Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media within the program Neustart Kultur. With the support of Étape Danse, a network of the fabrik Potsdam, Institut Français Deutschland/Bureau du Théâtre et de la Danse, La Maison CDCN Uzès Gard Occitanie, Théâtre de Nîmes and Mosaico Danza - Interplay Festival Turin. With the kind support of the French Ministry of Culture/DGCA, Landeshauptstadt Potsdam, Fondazione Piemonte dal Vivo, Lavanderia a Vapore Turin and KODA Kultur (DK). Residencies at PACT Zollverein (DE), fabrik Potsdam (DE) and Théâtre de Nîmes (FR).