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Picture: Dorothea Tuch
minor matter by Ligia Lewis
Picture: Dorothea Tuch
Picture: Martha Glenn
minor matter by Ligia Lewis
Picture: Martha Glenn
Picture: Martha Glenn
minor matter by Ligia Lewis
Picture: Martha Glenn
Picture: Martha Glenn
minor matter by Ligia Lewis
Picture: Martha Glenn
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Ligia Lewis

minor matter

“minor matter” is the second part of the trilogy (BLUE, RED, WHITE) performed by three dancers. Two discursive apparatuses are at play—blackness and the black box. In this work, Lewis turns to the color red to materialize thoughts between love and rage.
 
The work unfolds multi-directionally creating a poetics of dissonance from which questions of re-presentation, presentation, abstraction, and the limits of signification emerge. Throughout the choreography the performers push their bodies against the boundaries of the stage while simultaneously illustrating a humble relationship between their bodies and the space that encapsulates it. The performers get exhausted as their bodies strip the stage of its formal mystique to approach its matter — black. In “minor matter”, sound travels across musical epochs to arrive at the poetics of the intimate present. Built on the logic of interdependence, the theater’s parts — light, sound, image, and architecture — become entangled with the three performers, giving life to a vibrant social and poetic space.
Trailer “minor matter"
Past dates
November 2016, April 2017
English (language no problem)
Duration: 1:00
Concept & choreography / With
Ligia Lewis
With
Jonathan Gonzalez, Tiran Willemse
Musical dramaturgy
Michal Libera
Sounddesign
Jassem Hindi
Styling
Alona Rodeh
Light
 
Dramaturgy
Ariel Efraim Ashbel
Assistance
Martha Glenn
Press & production
björn & björn
Rerun: April 2017
Production: Ligia Lewis. Coproduction: HAU Hebbel am Ufer. Funded by - Senate Chancellery - Cultur and Europe and Fonds Darstellende Künste e.V.