»miles mysteries« is inspired by goya’s late etchings. originated towards the end of his life when he was sick, his “black pictures” are timeless and omnipresent because we find ourselves in a mirror.
the piece is not a choreographic staging of his pictures, but an encounter on the traces of the human condition. Rage, disappointment, hopelessness, fear, melancholy and dreams held back in piles up and discharge in a cry. when normality and insanity are reversed, the height rises enormously, in no country, mysterious and yet no less real, populated by figures on the threshold between norm and delusion, light and shadow, appearance and disappearance – a vision of the bizarre.

»toula limnaios create grotesque images of the body that you rarely see.« (tagesspiegel, s. luzina)

»the cie. toula limnaios is part of the cream of the contemporary dance scene in berlin. toula limnaios also managed to make her company an international size … with miles mysteries very intense pictures were created – dream pictures – « (kulturradio, a. handels)

»limnaios finds shockingly impressive images for all of this. this evening is not spared. this impressive, strong evening ends with a piercing cry. limnaios has created a choreography with her expressive 7 dancers and the music of ralf ollertz, the pictures of which will accompany for a long time.« (www.hamburgtheater.de, b. schmalmack)

a production by cie. toula limnaios with the kind support of the senate office for cultural affairs of the state of berlin. funded by the berlin capital cultural fund. 

concept/choreography

toula limnaios

music

ralf r. ollertz

dance/creation

giacomo corvaia, marika gangemi, elia lópez, samuel minguillon, hironori sugata, karolina wyrwal, inhee yu

lightdesign

felix grimm

space/costumes

antonia limnaios, toula limnaios

assistance

carlos osatinsky

public relation

silke wiethe

fotos

dieter hartwig, cyan

reviews

»limnaios finds shockingly impressive images. when the carousel of images really gets going in the second half, one impression, one small scene, one short story follows the next. the nightmare birds not only overthrow the sleeping one (as in one of goya’s most famous caprichos), but also on the spectator. for all of this. this evening is not spared. it is not for nothing that the subtitle is called ›the screaming pictures‹. this impressive, strong evening ends with a piercing cry. limnaios has created a choreography with her expressive 7 dancers and the music of ralf ollertz, the pictures of which will accompany for a long time.« (www.hamburgtheater.de, b. schmalmack)

»toula limnaios create grotesque images of the body that you rarely see.« (tagesspiegel, s. luzina)

»the cie. toula limnaios is part of the cream of the contemporary dance scene in berlin. toula limnaios also managed to make her company an international size … with miles mysteries very intense pictures were created – dream pictures –nightmare images.« (kulturradio, a. handels)

»toula limnaios updates the painter goya in ›miles mysteries‹. what is positive about the entire piece is limnaios ’sensitive feeling for composing exciting pictures. there are several excellent duets of strong, almost unbelievable inventiveness. this is the end result in disturbing pictures, with often tough dancing and an excellent crew.« (neues deutschland, v. draeger)