Presented by Fierce Festival 2019 in partnership with and supported by DanceXchange
Marie-Caroline Hominal is Raymonda and Marco Berrettini is Taylor. A dance begins…
A young woman and a middle-aged man, half-naked in a tropical dream world boasting floating plants. They are being watched. An erotic female voice sings strange associations with nature. The elegant trance they trace out is done within a minimalist and repetitive structure based on the residue of social dances, which are then mirrored.
Taking inspiration from the book ‘You Must Change Your Life’ by German philosopher Peter Sloterdijk, Berrettini revisits the age-old question: why are we here, on this earth? A former student of Pina Bausch, Berrettini was the German disco-dancing champion at the age of 15!
This presentation is also supported by Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia and Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation.
Fierce Festival 2019 takes place 15-20 October in venues across Birmingham City Centre, presenting a world-class programme of live art, contemporary theatre & dance, alternative cabaret, installations, talks, workshops and our headline party Club Fierce. For the full programme visit Fierce.
Fierce says “Brilliant Simone Aughterlony (Fierce Festival 2015 & 2017) introduced us to Marco. This was the first piece we confirmed for this year’s festival, and we always knew it had to close proceedings. As the final curtain comes down and the Fierce community disperses once again join us for this near mystical performance and wonder if it was all a dream.”