From the heights of the pedestal, the statue wakes up. Its body loosens up, the stone becomes softer, it seems almost human. 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 myth, the gift for the conquered. She can profile perfectly the faces of power and plays her role with excellence. Never she could imagine that they could do without her. This is the story of a fall. Or a hallucination.
Choreography: Marion Zurbach
Assistant: Vittorio Bertolli
Performance: Luciana Croatto/ Maria Demandt
Premiere: 12 mars 2015, Theater Treffpunkt, Stuttgart
Spoken language: english