Dance, Theater, Performance

Patience and Hunger

Ami Garmon

Patience and Hunger

Ami Garmon’s real-life story book, Patience and Hunger, is a performance reflecting, remembering, revisiting and ultimately reclaiming ‘what we loved’. Like the relative who sits down to spin yarns about trinkets, relics and images, storytelling - out of sequence and through a range of media - was always Ami’s mission. Patience and Hunger creates divergences and convergences to convey life on stage, and the stages of life, love, loss, grief and even laughter to something approaching hilarity and unease.

Choreographer, Writer, Performer, Producer: Ami Garmon
Projection Videos & Video Mapping: Marianne Dissard
Scenography: Remo Lotano
Musical Theme: Greg Haines
Costume: Emanuela Laudati
Stage Assistant: Melusine Virck
Video Mapping Support: Xaver Hirsch
Technical Support: Asier Solana
Video: Walter Bickmann
Photo: Benjamin Feifke

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Language: English
Duration: 70 min

Funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media within the framework of the initiative NEUSTART KULTUR, aid programm DIS-TANZEN by the Dachverband Tanz Deutschland. Cowork Funchal, Madeira (The Pink Room with Rosa Munoz, co-production Dario Suter and Remo Lotano

Video/Audio excerpts from: Go Tell It On The Mountain (1994. Ami Garmon); Petit intérieur, cinq pièces (1994. Ami Garmon, with creative contributions from Marianne Dissard, Frederic Blasco, Sylvain Flanagan, Sylvain Bossu, Christophe Lemaire, Olivier Leblois, Nadia Lauro); I Never Have Any Fun (2000. Ami Garmon, with creative contributions from Paul Watson, Coby Batty, Jim Thomson, Nadia Lauro, Nicolas Losson); If You Haven't Told Everything, Where Does It Go? (Ami Garmon, with creative contributions from Nadia Lauro, Nicolas Losson); Prudence - Her Mission (2003. Ami Garmon, with creative contribution from Marco Berrettini, Steve Paxton); Talking Postcards – Good Grief (2006: Ami Garmon, with creative contributions from Tal Shacham, Remo Lotano, Elena Polzer, Martin Schwemin, TiTo); Take Me Home With You (2006. Ami Garmon, with creative contributions from Olivier Zol, Christiane Hommelsheim); Another. Fucking. Solo (2010. Ami Garmon, with creative contributions from Greg Haines, Remo Lotano, Hanna Lippmann, Arnaud Poumerat, Stefen Ruettinger, Susana Lopez-Rubino); Close Your Eyes And Add A Touch of Nothing (2013. Ami Garmon and Frank Willens, with creative contributions from Marianne Dissard, Remo Lotano, Meg Stuart, Mangrove Kipling, Dominique Pollet); The Pink Room (2021. Ami Garmon, with creative contributions from Francesca Migotka, Kgotsu Mokhele, Rosa Franco Muniz, Benjii Tseb).