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Photo credit: John Chantler & Julia Giertz  
Start / Works / Maze

Photo credit: John Chantler & Julia Giertz 
By Julia Giertz & Marie Topp  

Milvus Artistic Research Center 
October 14-15th 2023

Hägerstensåsens Medborgarhus 
March 16-17th 2024 

Sydhavn Teater
May 20-25th 2024 

We have chosen to forget what we think we know about the theatre, dance, collaboration, music, technology, community, storytelling, publicness, situation, event, intimacy, body, presence.

We left those preconceived notions behind in order to search for their renewal.

So, as it is often the case inside the maze, we keep moving backward in order to move forward in more than one sense:

We are retreating toward death so that we can discover how to live.

We are joining together so that we can again understand theatre

We are engaging a resting subject so that we can recover a resonating object.

We are reclaiming the sculptural volume of the body in order to make it dance.

We are discovering the origin of music in sound in order to listen deeply.

We are inviting you to be invited by you.

We are seeing you in order to be seen.

Because what was before will come back again, as new.

Or at least - that is our hope.

Maze is a work created in the intersection between choreography and sound art.

The installation consists of different resonators, some made of metal, some made of wood, special constructed string instruments, speakers and movement sensors.

Sitting in waves of sound, the audience will encounter the archetype of an oracle. Through her gaze we experience time as something recurring, circular, repetitive and non-linear.

The installation catches and responds to the movement of both audience and the performer.

Through this a contemplative, but dynamic sound space is created.

The performance has generally a duration of 3 hours, consisting of 3 repeated cycles. But this is adaptable to the situation in which the piece is being installed.

Music and electronics: Julia Giertz

Choreography and performance: Marie Topp

Dramaturgy: Igor Dobričić.

Programmer PD and Bela: John Chantler

Programmer Arduino: William Rickman

Metal resonators : Samuel Norup

String instruments: Julia Giertz and Felix Ahlberg Ericsson

Costume Designer: Maria Ipsen

Producer: Carlos Calvo

Production: Visible Effects

Co-produktion: Milvus Artistic Research Center 

Residency: Milvus Artistic Research Center supported by Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme/Nordic Culture Point. Hägerstens Medborgerhus

Supported by: Statens Kunstfond, Knud Højgaards Fond, William Demant Fonden.