Berlin / 2014 / Schaubühne am Lehniner platz / 115 Min
Is the first collaboration between the writer and director Falk Richter and Nir de Volff / TOTAL BRUTAL.
Various artistic signatures, passions and experiences of the performers come together in an open, improvisation-based rehearsal process. Falk Richter’s texts tell stories of people whose humanity is increasingly giving way to a post-human condition of being undead.
In NEVER FOREVER, the performers are scattered city warriors in survival mode, prepared to commit any extreme act in order to feel that they are alive; people who are infinitely replicated, self-styled beyond recognition in online profiles, thoroughly scrutinized and monitored. People who are no longer certain: is this still my life or am I living a script? People who know everything about the next person and hanker for intimacy, yet shy away from the first contact.
The figurative forms and patterns of movement in Nir de Volff’s choreography, which can rapidly switch from brute strength to closeness, intimacy and vulnerability, tell in a physical-mental language how this world leaves its marks on the human body.
Choreography: Nir de Volff
Text & Direction: Falk Richter
Stage Design: Katrin Hoffmann
Costume Design: Daniela Selig
Music: Malte Beckenbach
Dramaturgy: Nils Haarmann
Light Design: Carsten Sander
With: Florian Bilbao, Katharina Maschenka Horn, Johanna Lemke, Ilse Ritter, Chris Scherer, Kay Bartholomäus Schulze, Tilman Strauß, Regine Zimmermann
Production of Schaubühne am Lehniner platz for season 2014-15 till present
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