While we were holding it togetherLISA/Ivana Müller
The "While we were holding it together" spectacle depicts a series of images in the moment of creation. Is it a rock band on tour? A picnic in the forest? A hotel room in Bangkok? We are observing, imagining and re-discovering consecutive images in a pursuit after what apparently, is hidden from our eyes, or after what we really want to see.
The spectacle re-negotiates the relationship between what is physical [tangible] and what is sensational, between what is personal and what is collective, between the position of the spectator and the performer. Constantly provoking shifts in the perception and meanings, portraying on stage the conflict between the body and its representation, Ivana Müller creates a spectacle which is disturbing, moving and authentically funny at the same time.
"While we were holding it together" is a brilliantly constructed tribute. A tribute paid to the power of imagination.
WHILE WE WERE HOLDING IT TOGETHER
concept and direction | Ivana Müller
text | Ivana Müller, Bill Aitchison, Katya Dreyer, Pere Faura, Karen Roise Kielland, Stefan Rokebrand, Jefta Dinther
artistic consultation | Bill Aitchison
sound | Steve Heather
lights | Martin Kaffarnik
cast | Katja Dreyer, Pere Faura, Stefan Rokebrand, Hester van Hasselt, Bill Aitchison