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I am your Mother

A Performance Project by Felix Ruckert

 

This is a hommage to my mother, to me myself mother, to your mother to all the other mothers. The piece is conceived as a ceremony, a service, an unholy mass: There will be a choir singing beautiful harmonies with texts that describe the complex emotions between mother and child. Then some minimal choreography will be executed, for example breastfeeding and other forms of sensual interaction, as well as posing in so called family constellations. The focus is on a sensorial observation of vibration in a musical and emotional sense, the creation of a resonating field, where emotion is triggered through simple sounds and words and a narrative forms itself through evocative situations.

The piece relates to some of my choreographies from the late nineties such as The Kitchen ( 1994) Schwartz ( 1997) and Ring (1999) when I worked with a conceptual approach and simple pre-established structures, minimal quotidien material and big casts of professional and amateur performers. Several months went in to the preparation of texts and music for MOTHER, while the final composition of the piece was done in just a week.

Singers & Performers:
Anders Kamp, Andreas Schildbach, Anna Bella Ra, Aldo Tilocca, Ariane Mayer, Barbara Kowa, Birgit Frank, Caritia, Franziska Hausmann, Jens Dube, Julia Metzger Traber, Julius Elo, Jueri Gagarino, Martin Mayer, Max Bruno, Natalie Riedelsheimer, Ocean-C. Wilde Ricardo Sousa, Uri Turkenich, Verena Hehl, William Woolf, Wim Franken, Zohar Ren Karni.

Choir Arrangements: William Woolf & Felix Ruckert

EExpert for Systemic Constellation: Jana Scherle

Texts, Music, Choreography: Felix Ruckert

Production: schwelle7 and xplore Berlin Festival

Special Thanks to Rebecca Egeling and Christine Borch!