Venice + the Dead. Requiem for a City

A water level higher than 140 cm is considered an exceptional flood in Venice. In the last 150 years there have been eighteen such floods. In the last three years there have already been seven. 

VENICE + THE DEAD is a dance performance with 3 women, 3 villa skeleton objects and an angel in mystical company. Their dancing together is existential, lyrical and full of hope. Nevertheless: doom is approaching. To the apocalyptic-like music of György Ligeti, the three inhabitants of the lagoon city dance prepare themselves in a manner reminiscent of Renaissance paintings. Will the drowned woman be saved after all? Keep Breathing - everyone shouts to her: not only she, but also the whole city holds its breath. Like a goddess in red, life itself appears and brings the city and its inhabitants back to life anew... 

Venice needs help. The streams of tourists flood the alleys.

Kristóf Szabó F.A.C.E. Visual Performing Arts (GE)
Directed by: Kristóf Szabó

Nonverbal performance

This project is part of the national cultural programme "Timișoara – European Capital of Culture in the year 2023" and is funded by the City of Timișoara, through the Center for Projects.

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