my body falls lighter

STAATSTHEATER KASSEL | MACIEJ KUŹMIŃSKI

A dance at the edge of becoming and unbeing, on the broken architecture of a naked life, a human without a name. In that liminal space, where it is hoped that a glimpse of singularity might be possible against the backdrop of night and starlight, there was rain and a whisper of a wish, to fall, but fall lighter, from the tightrope of time.

The Polish choreographer Maciej Kuźmiński uses (...) the most diverse elements of an organic language of movement in order to unite partly disturbing images as a whole, but also fun, bizarre scenes full of subtle humor on stage. A convincing complete work that appealed to the audience above all emotionally and challenged their senses. (…) How was it? A dense spectacle, an intense experience for eyes and ears. (...) Kuźminski brings a dense and interesting spectacle to the stage, which only comes together in its entirety, taking into account all those involved. It goes far beyond modern dance theater without denying its origins in classical dance. (...)

Kirsten Ammermüller, Hessisch Niedersächsische Allgemeine

Together with the dance company, and for the first time with a full orchestra, Kuźmiński deals with the existential question of humanity in his creation: Who are we? Where do we come from and where are we going? Choreography as philosophy with the biographical memory of the body, staged in a visually stunning and poetic way.

Together with the dance company, and for the first time with a full orchestra, Kuźmiński deals with the existential question of humanity in his creation: Who are we? Where do we come from and where are we going? Choreography as philosophy with the biographical memory of the body, staged in a visually stunning and poetic way.

The Polish choreographer Maciej Kuźmiński uses (...) the most diverse elements of an organic language of movement in order to unite partly disturbing images as a whole, but also fun, bizarre scenes full of subtle humor on stage. A convincing complete work that appealed to the audience above all emotionally and challenged their senses. (…) How was it? A dense spectacle, an intense experience for eyes and ears. (...) Kuźminski brings a dense and interesting spectacle to the stage, which only comes together in its entirety, taking into account all those involved. It goes far beyond modern dance theater without denying its origins in classical dance. (...)

Kirsten Ammermüller, Hessisch Niedersächsische Allgemeine

my body falls lighter
i spada lekko ciało moje
mein körper schwereloss
STAATSTHEATER KASSEL | MACIEJ KUŹMIŃSKI

choreography, staging
Maciej Kuźmiński

conductor
Mario Hartmuth

set design
Markus Meyer with Maciej Kuźmiński

costume
Markus Meyer

lighting design
Maciej Kuźmiński

lighting
Stefanie Dühr

dramaturgy
Silke Meier-Brösicke

rehearsal director
Wencke Kreimer de Matos
Kasia Kizior (as guest)

additional creation
Monika Witkowska

stage manager
Finn Jäger

assistant stage design
Verena Waldmüller

assistant costume design
Katharina Fitz-Özer

dance & co-creation
Gil Amishai, Hyeonwoo Bae, Yannis Brissot, Anna Gorokhova, Vincenzo Minervini, Safet Mistele, Ieva Navickaite, Sophie Ormiston, Shafiki Sseggayi, Sophie Borney, Selene Martello, Dario Wilmington, Esther Alberte Bundgaard, Beatrice Ieni, Felicia Nilsson, Iris Posthumus, Klil Ela Rotshtain, Karen Voss Albrechtsen, Kaine Ward, Ido Stirin, Astrid Ottosson

live music
Staatstheater Kassel Orchestra

music by
Lepo Sumera
John Adams

photography
Karl Heinz-Mierke

video editing
Paweł Szymkowiak
Maciej Kuźmiński

filming
MACHMA

dance company director & curator
Thorsten Teubl

duration
2x 40min

premiered on
29th April 2022, Kassel, Germany
Staatstheater Kassel, main stage

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