Shut up and love me

Shut up and love me
Solo Performance

Duration: 55 min.

Dance/Performance: Eva Burghardt
Music/Sound:
Till Hillbrecht
Stagedesign:
Flurin Madsen
Dramaturgy:
Peter C. Von Salis
Assistant:
Antje Velsinger, Mirjam Kleber
Artistic Adviser:
Andreas Müller

Beginning is a strange thing. When I don`t think about it, I know what it is, but when I do think about it, I don`t know anylonger. Peter Sloterdijk

In her performance “Shut up and love me”, Eva Burghardt devotes herself  to the pitfalls of beginning. The performer outsmarts death on stage, spares the middle and jumps right to the end, which again is located near the beginning. Doing so, she wrestles with the decisions preceding every beginning, every appearance on stage. Freedom and determination, autonomy and loss of control act as irreconcilable yet indivisible forces. She questions her own presence on stage, holds up a mirror to the glittering illusionary world of theatre; while playing, dancing and posing questions, she nests herself in the here and now, in which she got lost but perfectly finds her way. A show in between glitter and gloom, provocation and honesty, humour and earnestness.

In cooperation with Südpol Luzern and Dampfzentrale Bern, Switzerland; 20. Tanztage Berlin, Sophiensaele

Supported by Beatrice und Otto Tschumi Stiftung, Burgergemeinde Bern, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Schweizerische Interpretenstiftung


Photos: Barbara Günther- Burghardt, Christian Glaus, Flurin Madsen, Bruce Woolley