›the human face‹
in »volto umano«, violence infiltrates the micro-society of the interpreters, oozes in and out of their bodies. the piece oscillates between the “little mis-deeds” in society, from which the merciless emerges. it embodies just how thin the blanket of civilization is when ethics and morals fall victim to barbarism.
»volto umano« reveals human weakness, thus aiming straight into the heart of the present gradually distancing itself from humanity. it reveals the hubris of humans. everything can change from one moment to the next and for it to plummet into calamity.
when violence permeates our lives – what face will emerge ?
»toula limnaios finds depressing pictures … in »volto umano« there is no attention, only direction and manipulation. the group actions contrasted with emotional solos … there is no longer any protection space from the inhuman … the dancers inspire with their expressive anger and physical vehemence. an unsettling evening. « (tagesspiegel s. luzina)
premiere 2018 dance/creation: katja scholz
a cie. toula limnaios production supported by the city of berlin, department for culture and europe.