HIGH TIDE questions high pressure, the processing of traumatic events and the possibility to greet grief with open arms.
A fear becomes a fact. Your figure begins to melt and concave, as sorrow emits your posture. You are overcome with indescribable feelings, rage, misery. The grief unapologetically tears the joy out of your existence. You realize then that the information delivered has the capability to destroy you.
There is something feral about grief. A subversive emotion that we have been trained to suppress. Can it be thrown out the window? What has left us lost, sunken, incomplete? We attempt to observe grief as a companion in our life, who appears on their own terms. How can we re-examine grief as a force of power? How does it inform our bodies and relationships to others?
HIGH TIDE questions high pressure, the processing of traumatic events and the possibility to greet rage with open arms. The beauty and strategy of letting things go, exquisitely reminding us that we are alive.
Concept / Choreography / Performance: Pauline Payen
Performance: Dorota Michalak, Lyllie Rouvière
Sound Design: Charlie Aubry a.k.a Sacrifice Seul
Sound Operator / Drums: FiFi
Lighting Design: Hanna Kritten Tangsoo
Production: Apricot Production
Photo: Alicja Hoppel
Duration: 60 Min
Supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media within the program NEUSTART KULTUR