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LONELY MARS

 

Power | Guilt | Sacrifice | Isolation | Preserve Humankind: Are YOU a chosen one?

Mars has been explored and prepared enough to send test females to breed a new generation that will preserve humankind. How will they occupy this new world? How will human suffering be explored, extended, overcome? Mating patterns still exist, even if they have become irrelevant because of genetic fertilisation. They transform into awkward behaviour patterns, expressed through movements that remind of earlier times while developing into a strange encounter between bodies that still simulate the human urge for touch and recognition. Once again Existence Theatre looks into extremely timely matters by speaking up about social isolation, gender/cultural concerned power and oppression, environmental destruction and how human existence is influenced by all these complex structures that shape our existence and the guilt that we carry with us. Is it impossible to break the cycle of human failure? We write the year 2242. Do we posess a future only because we missed to look after the present?

Humanity managed to destroy the earth once and for all, natural disasters helped to wipe out the rest. There is hardly a space left to continue life as we used to know it.

LONELY MARS Performance dates: 10./11./12./13./14./15./16.Feb, 8:30pm. SPECIAL Ticket OFFER

$ 59,- instead of $ 72,- for BOTH SHOWS. 

This is how it works: put STORMWATER (17.-25.Jan) & LONELY MARS (10.-16.Feb) in the same basket and you get $13 off your total price.

Audience members are invited to meet cast and crew to exchange experiences about the work after the show.

ART IN PROCESS | Existence Theatre Production 2020 – 70 min

in 8 languages: English/French/German/Hebrew/Korean/Polish/Slovak/Spanish

written, directed, video and sound by bello benischauer

performed by Elisabeth Eitelberger, Jemma Fleming, Injeong Hwang, Karolina Koziara, Mila Leighton, Daniela O’Mara, Johanna Valency

ABOUTStrongly physical and emotionally energetic performance that takes performers to the edge of exhaustion. Prepare to switch from witness to participant! Be reminded of the mothers of heroes and fallen troops, think of Picasso’s Guernica, get immersed in collective emotions and the archetypes of good and evil. Mars has been explored to send test females to breed a new generation that will preserve humankind. Is it possible to break the cycle of human failure? We write the year 2242. See for yourself, on what terms we possess a future. Once again Existence Theatre looks into extremely timely matters by speaking up about social isolation, gender/cultural concerned power and oppression, environmental destruction and how human existence is influenced by all the complex structures that shape our existence and the guilt that we carry with us.

THE ARTISTS BEHIND THE WORK: 2020 marks 20 years of ART IN PROCESS and 10 years of Existence Theatre Productions, co-founded by Australian/Austrian artists bello benischauer & elisabeth m eitelberger, who work site-specific with varying ensembles on interdisciplinary projects internationally. They react expressively upon contemporary socio-political issues under cultural considerations.

Undeniably influenced by developments and currents of European Postdramatic Theatre and Performance Art, they are known for creating immersive and multi-sensory experiences. Existence Theatre stands up against discrimination by creating poignant, powerful, engaging, critical, non-conventional, poetic and surreal plays and approaches the audience in a very unique way while breaking down the fourth wall.

For the second year Existence Theatre presents work at FRINGEWORLD, this time at the Girls School, where the project has been developed over the past few months.


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