Set in a garden in the middle of nowhere, social rituals like weddings, funerals or sharing a meal - in this case a picnic - are danced by the performers to the point of total exhaustion.

After MATKOT  and MIDBAR  Nir De Volff / TOTAL BRUTAL presents with PICNICS, WEDDINGS AND FUNERALS the last production of a trilogy.

Gestures and symbols are reflected as if enlarged by a magnifying glass, distorted and stretched to extremes. First, the performers bodies are limited to the social codes of movement, which then becomes the starting point of communicating with each other. Finally the choreography collapses into chaos, into an emotional-apocalyptic Clash of Happiness Hieronymus Bosch’s “Garden of Earthly Delights” set in the Global Village.

When was the last time you went to a PICNIC, a WEDDING or a FUNERAL because you wanted to?!!

Concept, Choreography: Nir De Volff

Performers: Florian Bilbao, Benjamin Block, Ariel Cohen, Elly Fjuita, Katharina Maschenka Horn, Chris Scherer, Neta Shlain, Jochen Stechmann

Music: jayrope

Costumes: Pieter Bax

Stage: Nir de Volff, Anke Gänz

Light, Technical Direction: Felix Grimm

Photo: Gal Reichert

Graphics: Dorit Bialer

Choreographic assistant: Monica Ferrari, Olivia Cholette

Press work: AUGUSTINPR

Production Management: Uli Decker

Production and PR: Sandra Klöss Ehrliche Arbeit.

Photos: Bernhard Musil

A Nir De Volff / TOTAL BRUTAL production funded by Berliner Kulturverwaltung and Fonds Darstellende Künste e.V. Supported by Dock 11

/ Berlin 2010 / DOCK 11 / 55 Min