UK Premiere

Melk Prod. / Marco Berrettini (Geneva)


Sunday 20 October 2019, 7.45pm

Birmingham Hippodrome, Thorp Street
Birmingham, B5 4TB United Kingdom
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Presented in partnership with and supported by DanceXchange. Presentation supported by Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia and Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation.

70 mins
Marco Berrettini

Credit M. Jeanson

Marco Berrettini

Credit M. Jeanson

Marco Berrettini

Credit M. Jeanson

Marie-Caroline Hominal is Raymonda, Marco Berrettini is Taylor. A dance begins…

A young woman and a middle-aged man, half naked in a tropical dream world boasting floating plants. They are being watched. An erotic female voice sings strange associations with nature. The elegant trance they trace out is done so according to a minimalist and repetitive structure based on the residue of social dances, which are then mirrored.

Taking inspiration from the book ‘You Must Change Your Life’ by German philosopher Peter Sloterdijk, Berrettini revisits the age old question: why are we here, on this earth? A former student of Pina Bausch, Berrettini was the German disco-dancing champion at the age of 15!

Artistic direction and conception – Marco Berrettini
Scenography and lighting – Victor Roy
Choreography – Marco Berrettini in collaboration with Marie-Caroline Hominal
Technical direction – Thierry Court
Performance – Marco Berrettini, Marie-Caroline Hominal, Samuel Pajand
Administration and distribution –  Tutu Production
Production – *MELK PROD.
Music – Summer Music
Co-production – adc Genève
Supported by Ville de Genève, Pro Helvetia Swiss Arts Council, Loterie romande, DRAC Île-de-France, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, CORODIS

Fierce Says

Brilliant Simone Aughterlony (Fierce Festival 2015 & 2017) introduced us to Marco. This was the first piece we confirmed for this year’s festival, and we always knew it had to close proceedings. As the final curtain comes down and the Fierce community disperses once again join us for this near mystical performance and wonder if it was all a dream.


Sunday 20 October 2019


DanceXchange, Patrick Studio

£12 – £10

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