Foresigns — Triple Bill
„A triple bill of duet encounters with mysteries that both captivate and mystify… The bodies coexist, expanded by the shadows on the wall. I sink in the gentle softness of the work… where tenderness meets a touch of lonelines.“
- Annette van Zwoll, Springback Magazine
Foresigns is an evening of 3 pieces by Berlin-based choreographer Nitsan Margaliot: "A Visit", "En Moon" and "Returning". The duet "A Visit" was created together with musician Mari Sawada and premiered with Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop at Radialsystem Berlin earlier this year. It deals with abandoned stories and previously experienced encounters. The two partners embark on divergent and colliding time travels, shifting back and forth between different events of the past.
"En Moon" is the first choreographic work by Nitsan Margaliot, created in 2013, shortly before he moved from Israel to Germany. "En Moon" is a solo, a prayer to the moon by the last living being that brings back memories to the world. The premiere of "Returning" was streamed online from Dock 11, Berlin, in the frame of Soundance Festival 2021, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This year's show of "Returning" will be the first opportunity for an audience to see it live. "Returning" questions how one can exist outside of their own skin - it emphasises the impossibility of having a complete perspective and objectivity on ourselves.
All three pieces, "A Visit", "En Moon" and "Returning" present Nitsan Margaliot's artistic journey and
choreographic process. The evening "Foresigns - Triple Bill" features the dancers Scott Jennings and Nitsan Margaliot, as well as the musicians Mari Sawada and Boram Lie on violin and cello.
Concept & Choreography: Nitsan Margaliot
Performers: Scott Jennings, Nitsan Margaliot
Music: Mari Sawada, Boram Lie
Dramaturgy: Juan Corres Benito
Production: Uta Engel
Public Relations: Lea Pischke
A collaboration with the International Theatre Institute Germany (ITI) and supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media within the programme NEUSTART KULTUR.
Review by Susanna Ylikoski