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In this dance performance, Oblivia confronts theatrical techniques with those of nature. A forest occupies the Nature Theatre’s stage. A soft breeze catches in the trees; diffuse light flows over a widely ramified root system. A rock lies motionless. A faint murmul fills the tranquil scene. Then nothing. Suddenly, animals scamper past, stop, listen intently, and vanish again. Or are they joggers? An owl’s call pierces the night. The stage, throughout these scenes, stands empty; only the performers simulate the forest or are present as a forest. They immerse themselves in its specific laws. Its atmospheres between day and night, calm and storm, the slowness of trees and the agitation of fleeing animals inform the dramaturgy. Minimal gestures and movements, the sounds of their voices and their bodies are the elements out of which the performers, in constant interaction, develop a richly rhythmical, nuanced, and often comedic tableau. The Oblivia ensemble devised and honed the underlying technique, which they call “Do what you saw,” in a series of projects. It lets the performers create a fragile yet engrossing space of shared theatrical experience enveloping the audience.


Start: 20:00

Tickets: http://theaterrampe.de/stuecke/techne-the-nature-of-oblivia/

Nature Theatre of Oblivia

Theater Rampe