Performance ‘Melchior, the passion of a red star’ by Billie Hanne

Sunday 29 March, 19:30, €8,-

“You are stupid!”, we told the watchman. We stole his key and locked him in eternal sleep.
There he bathed and looked younger than we could ever be.
Melchior did not disapprove, but busied himself with the World elsewhere.
“What can I do?”, he said. And we too saw he was better off taking care of his plants and horses, of his dahlias and sea star collection.I remember one of us pointing at the waves until they became transparent and we entered a new day.

MELCHIOR is a piece danced from the occurrence of a specific event in ancient times that is unimportant now, but in which we, the dancers, have taken part. The space in which new action is being produced is here and now and lightly threaded by the facts of common history, rather than the burden of it. The action itself is sharp and precise, a direct implication of the action that precedes. Words are spoken occasionally and reveal a poetry of place and moment, of brevity and ephemeral gravity before they are let go off and disappear.

Dance: Dezso Virag, Johnny Schoofs, Ilse van Haastrecht, Billie Hanne
Direction: Billie Hanne