FLORESCENCE IN DECAY

Premiere – 23-25 of March 2023 at the Grand Théâtre Luxembourg

Our world is a world of entangled sensations, and we need all our senses to make sense of it. But if many lives today still rely on a fantasy of self-containment and mindless unidirectional exploitation, there might also be a need for a new sentimental formation: in order to live a good-enough life on a damaged planet, we need to understand our interconnectedness with other beings, be they human or not, and make decisions accordingly. Actions are and have complex consequences, and thus to act implies a sense of responsibility, a response-ability. In order to thus not continuously overlook what might be most important, we need to cultivate, as the anthropologist Anna Tsing has called it, both new and old “arts of noticing”.
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Florescence in Decay, a new group piece for five dancers choreographed by Elisabeth Schilling, celebrates the flourishing of some of these arts of noticing. Interweaving the sensibilities of dance and contemporary music, it explores the sonic and dynamic textures of our worlds as well as their complex patterns of change. In an environment of mutual immersion, the dancers sense their relations, ceaselessly making and unmaking them, creating temporary communities. Across the seasons, there is florescence as well as decay.

CREDITS

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Choregraphy

Elisabeth Schilling

Assistant

Brian Ca

Music

Tbc

Dancers 

Rosanne Briens , Giulia Cenni , Gijs Hanegraaf, Marla King , Lou Landre, Aleisha Leyder, Alessio Marchini, Guiseppe Sanniu, Malcolm Sutherland 

Costume & stage design

Mélanie Planchard

Music Direction

Corinna Niemeyer

Orchestra

Orchestre de Chambre du Luxembourg

Production

Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg

Coproduction

Dance Theatre Luxembourg ; Making Dances a.s.b.l.