How do children think about life and death – finiteness and immortality? What fantasies do they have about life after death? Have they ever been confronted with death? Is it even allowed to talk to children about these topics or is it still a taboo subject?
Through interviews, games and workshops with children from age 8 to 12 we will explore the children’s visions and fantasies and then transform them into movement with five professional dancers.
‹Forever› will bring eternal life on stage - a world that gives new life to the acient gods and creatures through the imaginations and ideas of the children. What if we lived forever?
A visual, joyful, sensitive and moving journey through the world of death and the imagery of the children begins.
Swiss Dance Days 2019
‹For the existential darkness and loneliness the choreographers find a beguiling picture. They dance on a shiny black, highly reflective dance floor. As a result, they are never alone. Like in a dance of the death-painting, the characters are pursued by their own reflection and fate. In addition to this symbolic power, this mirrored floor is also pure aesthetic pleasure. He lends weightlessness to this last dance.›
Matthias Balzer, bz Basel 02.02.2018
‹Martin and Bertozzi have choreographed a touching, very personal dance evening. Hopefully the title can not be taken at face value.›
Dominique Spirgi, TagesWoche Basel, 02.02.2018
‹(...) the dance (is) powerful, gripping, meaningful, as we know it from Tabea Martin, and with these little additions of subtle humor›
Maya Künzler, Radio SRF2 02.02.2018