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Undergrowth (2011)

Key roles and play with archetypes are in the center of this work's attempt to create an adaptation of a family, with seven diverse characters. In a seemingly homogenic atmosphere, we observe the tamed beside the wild, discovering a universe of 'civilized animals'. Borders between 'human' and all other living things get blurred and re-sharpened; when each of the individuals peel off layers of pretended gestures and affection. Observing the fragility under the surface of a cultural makeup, Undergrowth takes place in a domestic environment, reflecting on wildness, solitude and longing for connection.

duration: 60 minutes
choreography, costume and stage design: Maya M. Carroll
original music score: Roy Carroll
music: George Martin, Santo and Johnny, Joy Division, Magdalena Kozena, Arlen/Harburg
dance: Andrea Bartok, Plotinos Eliades, Stephanie Van Aken, Shai Faran, Marcio Canabarro, Yuriko Suzuki, Zoltan Vakulya
light: Douglas Jung Andrade
assistant: Maja Poturovic
production: Susan Quinn, SEAD
video footage: Zoilly Molnar
premiered at Republic Theater, Salzburg, January 26, 2011
Further performances: Museum der Moderne Mönchsberg, Salzburg (2011), ITS Festival, Amsterdam (2011), OUTNOW! Festival, Bremen (2011), ACT Festival, Bilbao (2011)

photo: Christian Rogl