Four young people on the road. Carrying their dreams, experiences, hopes, deceptions with them. Drifted and exhausted, carried by their memories and their longings, despite conflicts and competition, by the power of empathy.
Maybe they are escaping from something, in an indefinite past or future. In the background, pictures from Nikolaus Geyerhalter's film Homo Sapiens: deserted industrial ruins, trails of lost civilisations. Their empathy is vital, the four rely on one another - as we all do in these days of a world that has grown smaller. The matter is only superficially about flight and migration. Behind that, it is about the social fabric of a group in an apocalyptic world: How to manage that nobody gets lost? Shelter seems to be granted by the group. But the group is formed by exclusion.
Since Editta Braun founded the editta braun company in 1989 in Salzburg, she has been creating pieces every year and showing them in over 30 countries. With her expressive-theatrical style combining humour with social commitment, Editta Braun has been awarded several times (lately: Internationaler Preis für Kunst und Kultur der Stadt Salzburg 2014, Großer Kunstpreis für Darstellende Kunst des Landes Salzburg 2017).
Her artistic team is formed by the French composer Thierry Zaboitzeff (former: Art Zoyd), whose music gives distinction to the company's work since 1996, by Thomas Hinterberger and his powerful light designs, manager Antje Papke, dramaturge Gerda Poschmann-Reichenau, stage director and musician Arturas Valudskis from Lithuania and dancer Anna Maria Müller.
Performers: Paula Dominici, Kamil Mrozowski, Jerca Rožnik Novak, Ornilia Ubisse
Artistic direction, creation, decor: Editta Braun
Original music: Thierry Zaboitzeff
Film exzerpts: Nikolaus Geyerhalter (Homo Sapiens)
Light design: Thomas Hinterberger
Dramaturgy: Gerda Poschmann-Reichenau
Choreographic Assistant: Anna Maria Müller
Co-direction: Arturas Valudskis
Coproduction: ARGEkultur Salzburg
Funding: Stadt Salzburg, Land Salzburg, Bundeskanzleramt Österreich
23. & 24.10. - ARGE theatre – 8.15 p.m.
Photo: Bettina Frenzel