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ReANIMA – or ‘dying to be alive’

Carmen Raffaela Küster

ReANIMA – or ‘dying to be alive’

Preview during the Master Shows 2024 of the Accademia Dimitri

Thursday 2 May 2024 8.30 p.m. - Teatro Dimitri (Parco del Clown)

Sunday 5 May 2024 8.30 p.m. - Teatro Dimitri (Parco del Clown)

𝗙𝗥𝗘𝗘 𝗘𝗡𝗧𝗥𝗬 🎟️ until seats are filled

Première 28 August 2024, Festival Krapoldi, Innsbruck, Austria

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ReANIMA – or ‘dying to be alive’

a circus and physical theatre piece about different perspectives on the process of dying.

»I am part of earth, that stands up and walk. And I will return to lie down when death arrives. I will be absorbed back into the land, greatful to have been part of this miracle – called life. « Lemi Ponifasio

Exploring radical physical transformations in the setting of a swing-boat fun fair ride, the performance inspires associations to the boat of the ferry Charon crossing the river to the underworld.

How to prepare for the process of dying, journeying to the other side? Confronted with small deaths every day, can we use them as rehearsals for the ultimate transformation in ‘the end’?

Is there even such a thing as a final end, or does it always entail a new beginning?

What if we consider dying as a continous process, that is running parallel to the experience of aliveness?

Carmen Raffaela Küster | artistic director & performer

Alessio Isgrò | sound composition and live music

Linda Lou Küster | production & dramaturgy

Annina Sedlacek | outside eye

Anna Lisa, Marco Valerio, Aws, Emer, Athanasia, Pavel, Marek, Raul, Anna | research support

Andrea Ferrari | technical advice & support

Master Production at Accademia Teatro Dimitri with SUPSI

Co-Produced by cie. in_tensegrity – association for movement arts.

Supported by BMKOES project funding Contemporary Circus, Austria.

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