du bist die ruh

concept: Dodi Helschinger
with reference to Franz Schubert, Du bist die Ruh, op. 59 Nr. 3

Dodi Helschinger – voice
Jagna Anderson – movement


i don’t know if i’m singing. maybe i’m escaping into silence. or i’m hiding behind the scream. maybe i’m only breathing, in and out, in and out: whatever i’m doing, something will be missing. in everything i’m doing, absence is perceptable: of all that i am not doing. of all that does not happen.

where is the song when it’s not sung? where is it now – in this moment of utter silence?

the body of the song is just a memory. the body of dance a volatile movement in time and space. the given beat with no-one listening is just the empty passing of time.

listen: tick… tick… tick… that never stops. not even when you stop.
Dodi Helschinger


it starts with the notion of absence. i hear the voice singing, sighing, sounding, but i cannot see the singer.
i stay silent. my larynx is empty. the emptiness is spreading: it eats the whole body out.
till there is only a resonating space. around this empty space a baggy skin starts dancing, flapping around the hollow scull, hollow bones, hollow alveoli of the lung. around the well contoured emptiness of the eye sockets or of the mouth.
there are more and more empty spaces in between the bones, in between the organs, in between the membranes.
i am falling down the rabbit holes of my body.
Jagna Anderson


video trailer: roberto duarte

Friday, 15 April 2016 | 20:00 | Mime Centrum Berlin | Mariannenplatz 2 | 10997 Berlin