Monday 25 March 2019, 9pm at silent green Kulturquartier
Commissioned by MaerzMusik – Festival für Zeitfragen, collaborator Elaine Mitchener will premiere her new solo work the then + the now = now time. Elaine has invited Dam Van Huynh to choreograph her new piece.
the then + the now = now time is an exploration of Walter Benjamin’s notion of “Eingedenken” – a historical consciousness in which the past is not understood and glorified as something closed and complete; a form of remembering that emphasizes the past’s relentless presence. Against the mediating, conciliatory thrust of Erinnerung (memory), Eingedenken remains true to suffering in the past by refusing reconciliation with past wrongs.
“We will inhabit a concept of remembering as an act of responsibility. An act that in turn is ultimately liberating and healing.”
Concept & Music: Elaine Mitchener
Direction & Choreography: Dam Van Huynh
Lighting Design: Antony Hateley
Studio Technician: Ben Marc
Production Assistance: Tommaso Petrolo
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