Teater Viva, Denmark
Idea, dramaturgy, staging and performance: Katrine Faber
Duration: 70 min. - Performed in English
The performance is a musical theatre montage inspired by works by the surrealist author, painter and ecofem- inist Leonora Carrington, UK/Mexico. The performance dialogues with the dead Leonora and lets her talk about her life in a magical universe, where the boundaries between humans and nature, animals and humans, be- tween the sexes and ages, between the dead and the living, are more open and fluid than we often allow. With the help of Leonora’s visions, Katrine Faber explores other ways of seeing and experiencing the world. The texts are woven together with electronic voice images, forming a trembling flowing sensuous web of words and sound.
Leonora Carrington is extremely actual in a contem- porary context of climate crisis, global epidemic, land sliding societal systems, gender debates, dystopias and utopias. Together with her, we hear the animals talking and gallop into a surprising landscape that opens our senses and sensations to the unimaginable.