An arrow hits a tree in a forest. The hit sets the arrow into an infinite vibration. The vibration creates ripples on the still water and disturbs its surface. At that moment, Diana the goddess of the hunt and protector of flora and fauna falls dead. This violent redirection of the myth and its historical course creates a new mythical time-space. According to quantum mechanics (and the principle that the observer co-creates what is observed), Diana now exists simultaneously as hunter and prey, killed and reborn. This condition sets the stage for everything that follows. Four dancers and four polyphonic singers embody these circles of action that interrupt and restore. Might this discontinuity open up a new possibility, taking them beyond mythic construction and thus suggesting a new reading of History
Concept, choreography: Kat Válastur/ Performance: Xenia Koghilaki, Malika Lamwersiek, Ogbitse Omagbemi, Tamar Sonn / Singers: Pleiades Vocal Group (Aliki Atsalaki, Stella Grigovits, Vassula Delli, Eirini Kyriakou) / Lighting design & technical director: Martin Beeretz / Stage design: Leon Eixenberger / Lighting design assistance: Vito Walter / Assistant stage design: Cecilia Nercausseau Gibson / Sound design: Cesar B. / Choreographic assistance: Lena Klink / Costumes: Marie Gerstenberger/ werkstattkollektiv / Dramaturgical advice: Filippos Telesto, Yiannis Papachristos / Production management: Sina Kießling / Touring & Distribution: Nicole Schuchardt
Production: Kat Válastur- Co-production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer, NEXT Arts Festival (Kortrijk), Points communs / nouvelle scène nationale Cergy-Pontoise / Val d’Oise. Funded by: Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe, Hauptstadtkulturfonds.