Stand still you ever moving spheres of heaven
Di e Con Chiara Taviani ed Henrique Furtado Vieira
con il supporto di KLAP Marseille, Cie La Liseuse/Georges Appaix, EKA Palace Lisbon
Una produzione A.P.S. UOT (unità di organizzazione teatrale)
“Stand still you ever-moving spheres of Heaven” is a choreographic and theatrical project inspired by Roy Andersson’s film work. We spotted some of the founding elements of the Swedish filmmaker’s cinema to try to transpose them onto the theatrical stage.
His personal style is characterized by long takes,absurdist comedy, stiff caricaturing of Swedish culture and Felliniesque grotesque.
We try to re-create similar situations. For this, we seek sensitive states to memory, to oblivion and to accident. We try to expand time in order to avoid falling and not stop moving. We seek to be moved by our own thoughts, while sliding into abstract forms and revealing the fantastic by the incursion of figures.
We aspire to the immobility of imagination and its beyond.
We want to re-value beauty against cynical relativism, breathing life into a long forgotten quest.
Everything happens in a beckettian anti-hell, where there is no scream, no listening, because everything shows up after the current time, where the illusory expansion of the moment remains and the bottomless eye is filled with hope. The eye as a tragic witness of emptiness…
It is not so much a revalidation of the tragic fate of Faust but more of a fairy tale on imagination. As it stands, Stand Still is becoming more and more a visual poem with surrealistic spurts that dramatizes a complex debate about the possibilities of imagination, about creation as a vital resistance.
The next step will consist in building these live poems, deploying them and animating them from different compositional typologies we have worked on.
Then at some point we’ll have to behave.
Supports, balances, symbiosis of bodies, a shared energy in dissonance, the exploding of two entities invading the scene in their bare essence, profoundly human. Synchrony, mutations in a physical and spatial discourse that expands the movement by fading into a kinetic indefinition of a gesture that does not seem to stop. The dialogue between the two interpreters, based on physical elements of intellect and conflict, takes place within a dreamlike and mythological scenario where the human figure is confused with other anthropomorphic apparitions, exhibiting a catalog of recognizable or enigmatic symbols. The shapes come to pass and dissolve to give rise to another sense of the movement, where even what seems familiar is found wrapped in indeterminacy.