It is man’s greatest insult: the knowledge of his transience.
Inspired by Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, in his new production Lucky, choreographer Felix Landerer explores our being in time: the effort to endure its passing, the waiting that is perceived in our society as an unproductive, intolerable state and which we maniacally seek to escape. Our body is the inexorable unit of our time of existence in relation to its decay. It is our only reference, to feel ourselves in the here and now.
LANDERER&COMPANY embark on a quest to give expression to the relationship between man and time. The dancers abandon themselves to the futility of existence and yet brace themselves against it in the hope of escaping the meaninglessness.
They push and persevere, contrast productivity with stillness, lose and catch up with time. It is precisely in the moments of greatest boredom that creative power emerges and shows people’s ability to create meaning for themselves and their existence.
“Welch erzählerische Kraft Tanz und Theater zusammen entfalten können, wenn der Begriff Tanztheater wörtlich genommen wird.” – HAZ
Dance: Hellen Boyko, Gerárd Sangrá Navarro, Simone Deriu, Jessica van Rüschen, Jean Gabriel Maury, Karolina Szymura, Anila Mazhari, Ruben Garcia Arabit
Choreography: Felix Landerer
Choreographic assistance: Simone Deriu
Stage: Melanie Huke
Costume: Theresa Klement
Music: Christof Littmann
Production: Achim Bernsee
PR, Photo, Video: Marc Seestaedt
Assistance: Selina Glockner
Intern: Lea Scholtes
With the support of: Landeshauptstadt Hannover, Kulturbüro, Stiftung Niedersachsen, Niedersächsisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kultur, Stiftung Kulturregion