Across the Middle, Past the East
Down to Earth
Haunt me, haunt me do it again.
Some time ago a person lived and died. We never met this person, nor did we ever see her, not even her grave. We know she existed by what she left behind, the first thing that we learnt about her was her name, Rita Klaus. She was her own archivist, she kept everything ‘safe’, she saved it. Analogue. We found her archive by accident in a desert. »Rita Klaus« is a new contemporary dance work. A piece for performers and ghosts. »Rita Klaus« drags the past to create an affective, illusory and critical take on remembrance, on theatre as a container for remains and what happens in the ruins of collapsed time?
Concept, choreography, performance: Martin Hansen
Co-creation, performance: Xenia Taniko, Brandon Johnson
Texts: Mila Pavicevic with Martin Hansen, Gretchen Blegen
Dramaturgy: Mila Pavicevic
Sound, composition: Brandon Johnson
Light design: Gretchen Blegen
Set design: Julian Weber
Costume: Evan Loxton
Production: Giulia Messia
Supported by residencies at Tanzhaus Zürich, Dancehouse Melbourne, Marin Držić Theatre Dubrovnik.
Funded by Hauptstadtkulturfonds in coproduction with radialsystem.
The texts used in the performance were written by: Rita Klaus, Mark Fischer, Miranda July, Hito Steryerl.
by Martin Hansen (2020)
all photos by Jubal Battisti