The Instrument
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Phantom My Love


Phantom My Love
Phantom My Love dives into a nameless-intuitive, between earth and ether; where a craving for touch meets a lonely universe of memories. An attempt to transcend physical distance; from people we love, have lost and miss. A longing for human closeness - through myriad expressions, phenomena of connectedness and magnetism between physical bodies or between bodies and non-tangible energies / spaces.

The piece unveils tensions through love-loss, action- inhibition, presence - absence states. They become a syntax of drives that animate and move us as humans beside, away and towards each other. Power and porosity merge and the dancers collide as one inseparable body. Their embryonic connection lives within their solitude, memories, ghosts, as they are weaved in a ritual of longing; held, embraced and surrendered.

A Lover
a stranger
a lullaby singer
a dreamer
a restless
somebody sightless

Phantom my Love,
come back to me
Phantom my Love,
lay down and sleep

( - Chiara Marolla)

direction: Maya M. Carroll
with and by: Chiara Marolla, Yeonji Han, Maya M. Carroll
original sound and music: Roy Carroll, Chiara Marolla
music: Angel Olsen, Antony and the Johnsons

A co-production of The Instrument and la bonne heure
premiered at Werkraum Warteck pp, Basel, December 4, 2020