2018 – Artes Moriendi – Ways of Dying

A Production by A Dog’s Heart Theatre & Compagnie des Wanderers
Premiere: 8th of June 2018, TATWERK | Performative Forschung, Berlin, Germany.
Direction: Federico Schwindt
Dramaturgie and Text: Marie Yan (with contributions from the ensemble)
Direction Assistant: Ailian Formia
With: Emiliano Passaro, Gabriela Turano, Ivanna Sol, Tanja Watoro, Raquel Grela and others
Costumes: Jojo Shone
Set Design: The Right Person
Production: Compagnie des Wanderers and A Dog’s Heart Theatre in cooperation with TATWERK | Performative Forschung
Production Assistant: Karen Ka Wan Cheung
 
It’s the birthday party of Joyce. She’s about to die. And she is seven.
Then, the clock strikes 4 at Schönefeld Airport.
The weather is stormy. It’s time to bring in the cake.
What a wonderful age! The weather is not getting any better. In a surburban house, an old woman falls from her couch, eyes open.
The screen of a phone lights up and asks “Where are you?”. The old woman bites her tongue. The plane takes off. The birthday girl closes her eyes and blows out the candles.
We see death everywhere, but rarely admit to it. Inspired by 15th century Artes Moriendi writings, Ways of dying, we look at the micro-rituals, subtle moves and cries for help that betray our macabre thoughts in a rare collection of dark flashes and deep silences.

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