A guest choreography by Lisi Estaras for the Itinerant Dance Ensemble, Berlin

In Bibliomaniacs six women create an exposed universe of words and movements where both worlds compete with each other in order to endure, to transcend. Beautiful poetry mixed with straightforward monologues and sexual phantasies bring us to the past and the very present in a tense and unsuccessful dialogue. The unique physicality of Bibliomaniacs belongs to what Lisi Estaras defines as the monkey mind language: the incessant chatter in our heads when we jump from one thought to another, from one emotion to another, like a monkey jumping from tree to tree chaotically and impulsively. This physical language emphasizes a certain randomness, the disconnection between the brain and the body, always confronting the very personal way of executing our actions, decisions, movements…

Can we hide behind sensual poetic images? Do we need to? Do we want to? Can words have the power to perdure after the body takes over?

Bibliomaniacs is like a very busy day, full of information that we cannot process and still we enjoy having that day, being there, having the challenge.

direction and choreography Lisi Estarás by and with Candaş Bas, Eli Cohen, Emmanouela Dolianiti, Shannon Leypoldt, Daisy Phillips, Asuka Julia Riedl music Gabriel Chwojnik dramaturgy Carmen Mehnert
sound design Ivan Bartsch costumes Madeleine Sahl light design Catalina Fernandez production CONSTANZA MACRAS | DORKYPARK 

in collaboration with KINDL – Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst. Funded by Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa

Première 08/10/2020, KINDL – Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst, Berlin