Life could be over by tomorrow. Time for a memento mori. But could everything have turned out differently if we had only known more, believed more, wanted more?
BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPES (BLÜHENDE LANDSCHAFTEN) by LUNA PARK/Kosmas Kosmopoulos is a breathless course over green fields of rubble. A wailing, aggressive chorus of human and nonhuman voices sings their disappointment at all the unfulfilled promises made by the West and is struck down by the echo of its own failure. All of it ends in a ceremony of tears. But are the tears real? Or just for show?
BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPES sets out in search of adequate grief and the art and grace of mourning.
BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPES is a production by Initiative LUNA PARK e.V. and Kosmas Kosmopoulos in cooperation with the Gesundbrunnen Elementary School, with the support of the project TANZ UND THEATER IM QUARTIER funded by the Bildung im Quartier (BiQ) program from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
Choreography: Kosmas kosmopoulos
Dancers: Aaron Carey-Burrows, Woo-Sang Jeon, Maria Kandylaki, Nikoleta Koutitsa, Rachael Mauney, Maya Milet, Jay (Junghwi) Park
Music: Anthony Palaskas
Lighting design: Dimitrios Stamatis
Photography & Video documentation: Giovanni Lo Curto, Inga Panovaite
Production management and communication: Michael Ludwig Tsouloukidse
Text and dramaturgical advising: Kai Pichmann