Dance Days Chania Performance
Indian IT-specialists in Great Britain, the elderly care nurse from the Ukraine next door, African street cleaners in Paris or the doner kebab seller at the railway station: More and more people are leaving their country looking for fortune/luck, for new perspectives or simply for survival. Departure, arrival, a new life: The uprooting is a deep cut leaving marks. Big dreams are often followed by disenchantment, a laborious time begins and many a migrant loses himself.
At home moving like a fish in the water, now hesitating at every step he takes. Exposed to constant surveillance, often suspicious, always under pressure to justify himself and trying not to offend, he loses all his spontaneity. And even if he has found a place to live: What about language, the “house of our being”? In his solo, Juan Dante investigates the effects of global mobility upon the human being. With all his heart, from head to toe, with his body and his language, the native Columbian, who has been living and working in Europe since 2006, traces his own exemplary experiences. For 70 minutes, comedy and catastrophe stand close to each other, and even the delightful doesn’t miss out.
Performance & Creation: Dante Murillo
Choreography, creation & directing: Editta Braun
Music composition: Thierry Zaboitzeff
Light design: Thomas Hinterberger
Photographs: Bettina Frenzel, George Anastasakis
Supported by the Embassy of Austria in Athens
21:30 Venizelio Conservatory of Chania
Tickets: 10euro regular – 7euro student, unemployment