The practice of never meeting

Durational Performance

The practice of never meeting is an extended poetic and performative tale about the absence and presence of another person.  It folds and unfolds in the passing of time and unrolling rolls of paper in two separate spaces and over five hours. In parallel, one performer is in an “archive room” while the other one is performing in a “performance room”. At specific times the performers switch. Once or twice an hour at exactly the same time, they write a letter for the other in the form of a “Parallel Protocol”. Through this loop of writing, recording and performing, anecdotes and information from the archive of the long collaboration emerge and meet anew in the performance space, and within meters of paper.

Concept & Performance: Sabrina Huth & Ilana Reynolds Dramaturgy: Marcela Giesche Sound Design: Jean P’ark Light Design: Sanja Gergoric Photography & Costume: Production: Lisa Kirchner

Premiere: Vierte Welt Berlin, December 17th, 2022

This production is supported by the NATIONAL PERFORMANCE NETWORK – STEPPING OUT and funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of the NEUSTART KULTUR initiative Hilfsprogramm Tanz.

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