The right words said in the right moment can be stuck in memory forever. The wrong words said in the wrong moment, too. So which words is one to chose in an existential moment of life? Maybe none?
Loss & Luck is a performance about death and what it teaches us about life, about loss and the luck, which you can find despite a loss. The work is about speechlessness, which one can experience in such moments of life, and about how to regain ones’ energy and faith.
Loss & Luck is a mourning ritual and at the same time, a credo for resurrection. In this case, not the dead rise but rather the quick, who lift themselves up by their own bootstraps and set this energy free despite adverse circumstances. One of those people is Ludwig can Beethoven, whose last piano sonata is an essential part of the performance.
Based on the the experience of her parents’ passing away, performer and director Antje Schupp is collaborating with choreographer Sigal Zouk for her second solo work. Together they create a body language, which shows universal experiences of human existence and the two narratives: of “loss” and “luck”. Always present is the belief that a loss brings along the possibility for transformation. Out of emptiness something new will emerge.
Duration: approx 1 h 10 min
Concept & Development & Performance: Antje Schupp
Development & body and presence training: Sigal Zouk
Equipment: Christoph Rufer
Music & Sound Design: Martin Gantenbein
Dramatic cooperation & Outside Eye: Beatrice Fleischlin
Technical management & lighting design: Thomi Kohler
Production management: Franziska Schmidt (productionDOCK)
A born2perform production in co-production with Kaserne Basel and the European Centre of the Arts Hellerau
With the generous support of the Tanz & Theater BS/BL specialist committee, the Ernst Göhner Foundation, the Nestlé Fondation pour l’art, the Schweizerische Interpretenstiftung SIS and other patrons.