8 times wilder

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A performance by Daniela Marcozzi

Artistic support and co-direction: Tony De Maeyer

Music: Luis De Cicco

Costume: Susanne Kasper

Voice over: Melissa Derio, Daniela Marcozzi

Lights: Paolo Grazzi, Daniela Marcozzi
 

Funded by NEU START KULTUR BERLIN and GVL.

Supported by Theater Expedition Metropolis Berlin

with an artistic residency for the creation of the piece.

Premiere

Festival New Narrative, April 23th 2022, h 19:30

Expedition Metropolis Theater, Ohlauer Strasse 41, 10999 Berlin

Performances

June 2nd and 3th 2022, h 20:00

Expedition Metropolis Theater, Ohlauer Strasse 41, 10999 Berlin



The solo-performance 8 times wilder is a physical and textual dialogue between a veterinarian and a beached whale.
It is the story of a woman of science - a veterinarian - who is confronted with the cruelty of a delicate decision: whether or not to kill a beached whale.
And if she must kill the whale, then how?

But why kill the whale?
To keep her from suffering?
On what basis can we make such a decision?

In the play, the protagonist experiences the contradictions in one of the many binary worldviews shaping our society: the scientific, positivist, explicable, logical mindset on the one hand,  and the magical, spiritual, carnal part, governed by inexplicable forces, on the other.
The woman embodies these contradictions: her body and her story become the place where these extremes meet and act.

The protagonist does not surrender to the need for a simple and immediate answer to the whale-killing dilemma; she dives deep into its complexity, and it is in this very intricate complexity that she finds unconditional love for herself and for whale: an abyss where her soul can still be mirrored.

Where do we bring our soul to recognize itself if not in the belly of the whale?



 

Artwork of the poster: Nino Eliashvili

Post-production of the poster: Adam Engler

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