How to be/loved - Perspectives (2013)

The audience is seated all around the two performers, a man and a woman. They are throbbing and banging each others bodies while they are talking about their family situation. The movement and text are complementing, and sometimes contradicting each other – creating an intriguing and complex expression. In another moment the performers are leaning into each other, resting, supporting, trusting each other. Until one of them falls.

The piece deals with the complexity of family relations and how contradictory they can be. Wanting to be close, and not. Wanting the other family members to take part of ones life, and not. Maybe the most intriguing contradiction is how difficult it can be to receive love, when this is what we want and need the most.

In the same time the piece is dedicated to the subject of complexity, playing with the perception of the spectator. Whenever a situation between the two performers gets established, a sudden shift changes the perspective of the audience.

The audience has to constantly rethink what they were certain about just a minute ago.

Choreography: Antoinette Helbing
Performance: Antoinette Helbing & Jan Vesala
Music: Christoph Scherbaum