Ligia Lewis

Water Will (in Melody)

dance | 80 min
Price: CHF 15.- (except special prices)
Thursday 4.04, 08:30 pm
Friday 5.04, 08:30 pm
Saturday 6.04, 09:00 pm
Playing with the codes of burlesque and melodrama, Water Will (in Melody) is a choreographic piece for four exceptional dancers and a dark room. Ligia Lewis deploys a theatricality freed from any metaphorical weight, thus giving everyone, little by little, the support of her own melodrama.

A choreographic piece for four dancers, Water Will (in Melody) uses melodrama as a starting point, to then morph into a dystopian account that grapples with language; a space in which the dancers handle desire, imagination and the looming sense of an ending. Creating a dissonant fantasy world that is at once curious, playful and sad, Ligia Lewis offers up a fictional story free from any metaphorical or symbolic weight. This new creation is the last chapter of a triptych begun with Sorrow Swag, followed by minor matter, presented at Les Urbaines and at Arsenic respectively. The Dominican-American choreographer and dancer develops work that is very personal, rich and complex, and interrogates the metaphors linked to the body and the way it is embedded in society.

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Concept, choreography, direction:
Ligia Lewis
Titilayo Adebayo
Dani Brown
Ligia Lewis
Susanne Sachsse
Maja Zimmermann
Sound design:
S. McKenna
Light design:
Ariel Efraim Ashbel
Technical direction and light:
Catalina Fernandez
Stage design:
Eike Böttcher
sowrong studio
Gilad Bendavid
Carina Zox
Head of production:
HAU Artist Office – Sabine Seifert
Touring and distribution:
HAU Artist Office – Nicole Schuchardt

Ligia Lewis – HAU Hebbel am Ufer
Biennale de l’Image en Mouvement 2018 – Centre D’Art Contemporain, Genève
tanzhaus nrw, Düsseldorf
Arsenic – Centre d’Art scénique contemporain, Lausanne
donaufestival, Krems
Walker Art Center,Minneapolis
Münchner Kammerspiele
Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe
With the support of:
Baryshnikov Arts Center, NYC