THE TRUTH ABOUT MONTE VERITÁ (2013) an interactive expressionistic film installation and live performance, which focuses on the artist colony “Monte Verità”, one of the most significant sources of alternative movements in the 20th century and place of utopian escape. An evening program that can be performed in conventional theatese or cinema venues and in which the audience writes the text of the movie by SMS, followed by a subsequent performance.
Inspired by formal elements of Hugo Balls dadaistic poetry, the piece also refers to Rudolf von Labans eight efforts and movement theory as the starting point for German expressive dance. The utopia of a liberating escape in harmony with nature stands in conjunction with the criticism of the increasing technologicalisation and industrialisation of modernity.
The piece will be presented at the festival Reconstructing the Future at Hellerau – European Centre of Arts.
A production by CONSTANZA MACRAS | DorkyPark. In coproduction with Schauspiel Leipzig (DE) and euro-scene Leipzig (DE). Funded by NATIONALE PERFORMANCE NETZ (NPN) with the kind support Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig (DE).
Further information and tickets at the official website of HELLERAU – European Centre of Arts