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Picture: Moritz Freudenberg
Ligia Lewis: Water Will (in Melody)
Picture: Moritz Freudenberg
Picture: Moritz Freudenberg
Ligia Lewis: Water Will (in Melody)
Picture: Moritz Freudenberg
Picture: Moritz Freudenberg
Ligia Lewis: Water Will (in Melody)
Picture: Moritz Freudenberg
Picture: Studio Julien Barbe S
Ligia Lewis: Water Will (in Melody)
Picture: Studio Julien Barbe S
Picture: Studio Julien Barbe S
Ligia Lewis: Water Will (in Melody)
Picture: Studio Julien Barbe S
Picture: Dorothea Tuch
Ligia Lewis: Water Will (in Melody)
Picture: Dorothea Tuch
Picture: Dorothea Tuch
Ligia Lewis: Water Will (in Melody)
Picture: Dorothea Tuch
Picture: Dorothea Tuch
Ligia Lewis: Water Will (in Melody)
Picture: Dorothea Tuch
Picture: Dorothea Tuch
Ligia Lewis: Water Will (in Melody)
Picture: Dorothea Tuch
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Ligia Lewis

Water Will (in Melody)

Produced by HAU Hebbel am Ufer

After the great success and a worldwide tour of “minor matter,“ HAU presents the new work of dancer and choreographer Ligia Lewis. Water Will (in Melody) is a devised choreographic work for four performers using melodrama as a point of departure. Wrestling with language and notions of "the will", this dystopic fantasy becomes a space for negotiating desire, imagination, and feelings of an encroaching end. Unfolding with playful inventiveness, a wet and cavernous landscape becomes host to a fiction that invites instability, recreation, and catastrophe. Lewis initiates this world in which voice, gesture, touch and movement, flow like waves – both gentle and turbulent. Through the language of mimesis, Lewis and her performers engage with the porousness of the theater by producing a fantastical-like materiality relieved of metaphoric and symbolic weight. Surrendering to the possibilities of the haptic, sense gets un-done to get re-done, paving way for an “othered” organization of sight and touch. Through this process of alienation, exteriorization, and materialization, this melodrama touches the borders of its own making giving life to both the emotional landscape of its protagonists as well as to the theater itself.
Trailer “Water Will (in Melody)“
Past dates
November 2018, December 2018
German and English
60 min
Concept & choreography
Ligia Lewis
Performance
Titilayo Adebayo, Dani Brown, Ligia Lewis, Susanne Sachsse
Dramaturgy
Maja Zimmermann
Light design
Ariel Efraim Ashbel
Sound design
Jassem Hindi, S. McKenna
Stage design
Eike Böttcher
Technical director & light technician
Catalina Fernandez
Costume design
sowrong studio
Assistant
Carina Zox, Gilad Bendavid
Production management
HAU Artist Office / Sabine Seifert
Touring & Distribution
HAU Artist Office / Nicole Schuchardt
Premiere 29 November 2018
Production: Ligia Lewis / HAU Hebbel am Ufer. Co-production: Biennale de l’Image en Mouvement 2018 / Centre D’Art Contemporain (Genf), tanzhaus nrw (Düsseldorf), donaufestival (Krems), Arsenic Centre d'art scénique contemporain (Lausanne), Walker Art Center (Minneapolis). Funded by: Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe. Supported by: Baryshnikov Arts Center (NYC).