In his new work, dancer and choreographer Matteo Carvone devotes himself to a powerful, unsettling mythological figure who brings enlightenment to the universe and makes all things and living beings visible to one another: the god of creation, Eros.
At the dawn of time, the universe existed as an infinite abyss of night. The night united with the wind and laid a silver egg in the heart of this darkness. Eros hatched from this egg, as described by Aristophanes in his comedy "The Birds". While the stereotype of an angelic figure with wings and equipped with love arrows or simply the embodiment of human sexuality is known throughout the ages, Eros is much more than that, beyond worn-out romantic notions: Eros can influence and direct the thoughts and will of both mortal and divine beings. Eros stands for the radical vitality of immortal energy, the essence of life and the passionate, penetrating desire that always brings forth new life. Eros can be passionate and wild, reciprocated and rejected, as love in its dual nature between pleasure and pain. A powerful force that is sought and feared. Is man at the mercy of the power of Eros?
Choreography and dance: Matteo Carvone
Dramaturgy and stage: Francesco Cocco | Lighting: Jakob Bogensperger | Sound: Daniel Door
With the kind support of the Cultural Department of the City of Munich and the District Committee 9 Neuhausen-Nymphenburg. Thanks to Tanztendenz München e.V., the schwere reiter and the Rat & Tat Kulturbüro.This content has been machine translated.