FLAMES TO DUST is a show about finality and sadness, endings and loops and endings. Together we ask ourselves: Why do all good things come to an end? And what if we could always start over again? Inspired by the Death Positive Movement, the performance collective explores mortality - our own, that of our friends, and that of our planet and the organisms that surround us.
The audience is invited to intervene in the performance via an easily accessible website using their own smartphone. Those who wish can operate the fog machine, turn up the artificial rain or send their own thoughts on transience into the universe. Between apocalypse and rebirth, we ask: What are the narratives that make our existence seem kind of meaningful? What kind of relationship do we have to death? Why do we go out of our way in everyday life to ignore its presence? And what does death mean for queer family constructs?
Concept, Text, Performance Henrike Iglesias (Anna Fries, Eva G. Alonso, Malu Peeters, Marielle Schavan, Sophia Schroth) Coding, Creative Technology bleeptrack
costumes Mascha Mihoa Bischoff DIRECTORIAL ASSISTANCE María Giacaman
costume assistance Marie Göhler
production management (D) ehrliche arbeit - freies Kulturbüro &(CH) Maxine Devaud / oh la la - performing arts production
translation Naomi Boyce
co-production SOPHIENSÆLE, FFT Düsseldorf, brut Wien, ROXY Birsfelden.
Support Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe, Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media within the framework of NEUSTART KULTUR, Fachausschuss Tanz und Theater BS/BL, Schweizerischen Interpretenstiftung SIS.
Media partner taz, die tageszeitung.