This theater season, Panama Pictures is inspired by the mystery of time. The Future is not what it used to be / Part One, an audiovisual installation that translates the theme into video and soundtrack, immerses you in a new universe.
Choreographer Pia Meuthen and her performers show our desire to create cohesion in a fragmented world, to hold onto the past, to get a grip on the future and be immersed into the moment.
Floating rocks and tilted stairs form a surreal and poetic universe. The performers balance high in the air on crumbling fragments, solidified in time. Above the gaping abyss, they unravel the relationship between time and gravity and enter the void. Beyond all certainties, they embrace risk and play with our perception of time.
At Part One, visitors walk through the space one by one, facing five life-size projections. The compelling films bring you close to the performers and their world. A pulsating movement seems to be passed from screen to screen. Time is unstoppable and neither is movement.
The soundtrack, a strong partner of the images, consists of a mix of text fragments and a new exciting composition by regular composers Strijbos & van Rijswijk in collaboration with musician Davide Bellotta. The audio is set up and controlled in such a way that it provides a spatial experience for the visitor. The place where you stand determines what you hear.