From the heights of the pedestal, the statue wakes up. Its body loosens up, the stone becomes softer, it seems almost human, a woman. Taking her pedestal along, she sets out to conquer new territories.
“Hello there, I come to invade you. Please do not show any resistance, I come to set you free! Admire the expertise of my empire, its science, its mastery of form, volume, opportunities. Acknowledge me as your master, let me collect, two, three things, and my empire will be yours.”
The statue is the representation of a civilisation; its myth. The empire often uses the statue to justify its desire for domination. The statue is the model, the gift for the conquered. It can profile perfectly the faces of power and plays its role with excellence. Never it could imagine that the empire will do without it. This is the story of a fall.
Or a hallucination.
Choreography: Marion Zurbach
Assistant: Vittorio Bertolli
Performance: Luciana Croatto/ Maria Demandt
Duration: 17 minutes
Premiere: 12 mars 2015, Theater Treffpunkt, Stuttgart