A danced requiem for an unintentionally funny humor philosopher in German, Polish and English. Two performers explore the contradictions of life with the help of a Bach cantata, a curtain and a special performative subtlety.
The starting point of the play is the (inevitable) death of one’s father. A common past ceases to be shared and becomes entirely our responsibility. The two performers dance their way through spiritual questions. A particular sense of trust makes them ready to work with whatever comes their way.
Why is something funny and when? Is humor a survival technique? How simple or complicated can it be, can we be? Do God, the devil and sin exist or are they just bad jokes that we are expected to laugh at?
Created and Performed by Martin Clausen and Rafał Dziemidok | Lighting Design by Ewa Garniec | Music by JS Bach | Musical Arrangement by Julian Gretschel | Vocal Training by Jess Gadani | Production Management by Materia Łódź, Centre Francais de Berlin
Premiere: Body/Mind Festival, Warsaw, October 2024
Supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste #Rechercheförderung