The man who fell from the sky
For The Man who fell from the sky, Panama Pictures interweaves dance, aerial and floor acrobatics and live music into a penetrating and poetic series of images with a great physical charge, in which the strength and vulnerability of the human body are paramount. Musician Budy Mokoginta creates, with a mix of guitar, voice and electronics, a solid sound that propels the whole, colours it and disrupts it in fragments.
Run time tba
Language Language no problem
The Man who fell from the sky
While everything in the universe strives for chaos, humans try to bring order again and again. We want to explain, to understand. But we abolished most of the ideologies and structures that once helped us in that orientation; they were too restrictive to serve as pointers. What's left for us now?
Panama Pictures' new performance The Man who fell from the sky captures this collective feeling of rudderlessness and disruption. The performers seem to have washed ashore. High in the air they hang from branches of an uprooted tree, balancing on moving plateaus. Is this the aftermath of a disaster? The harbinger of a huge change?
'Intoxicating acrobatic clambering'
'Choreographer Pia Meuthen and her team have continued to perfect their mix of circus and dance until here, in a kind of hand-to-hand dance, the interplay of the men has become a continuous whole of steps, positioning, intention, timing and acrobatics. But instead of a “clean” continuous line down to the fingertips, every movement here is steeped in the power needed for circus work.'
"As a spectator, you see hope, solidarity, catching each other. You see fear, futility, frustration and helplessness. Falling down and trying to go on again. Acrobatic brawn combined with human fragility."
choreography Pia Meuthen
dance and acrobatics Francesco Barba, Davide Bellotta, Fynn Neb, Jefta Tanate, Tarek Rammo & twee interns
live music Budy Mokoginta
musical composition Strijbos & van Rijswijk, Davide Bellotta
decor design Sammy van den Heuvel-|-
costume design Sanne Reichert
lighting design Bart Verzellenberg
dramaturgy Angelique Willkie
dramaturgical advice Julian Vogel, Guido Janssen
choreography assistance and training Miquel de Jong