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MEIN HERZ – drodesera XXXIII: ALESSANDRO SCIARRONI / UNTITLED_I will be there when you die

UNTITLED_I will be there when you die is a choreographic and performative practice on the passing of time born out of a reflection on the art of juggling. This work represents the second chapter of a larger project entitled Will you still love me tomorrow?, A research on the concepts of strain, perseverance and endurance. In this new work the toss juggling (the throwing of objects) evokes the fragility of human existence. If Folk-s is a performance without eyes composed by ear, following the rhythm, I will be there when you die is like a work written with the eye. The idea is to strip away all the stereotypes that are commonly associated to this circus art in the collective imagination to allow its exploration as a language. Practice, rule, discipline, commitment, concentration are the building blocks of this work that force the actors to stay in the present time, no chance to go back, again and again and again.

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Caden Manson is a director, media artist, and teacher. He is co-founder of the media ensemble and network, blog, and publisher, He has co-created, directed, video- and set designed 18 Big Art Group productions. Manson has shown video installations in Austria, Germany, NYC, and Portland; performed PAIN KILLER in Berlin, Singapore and Vietnam; Taught in Berlin, Rome, Paris, Montreal, NYC, and Bern; the ensemble has been co-produced by the Vienna Festival, Festival d’Automne a Paris, Hebbel Am Ufer, Rome’s La Vie de Festival, PS122, and Wexner Center for The Arts. Caden is a 2001 Foundation For Contemporary Art Fellow, is a 2002 Pew Fellow and a 2011 MacDowell Fellow. Writing has been published in PAJ, Theater Magazine, and Theater der Zeit. Caden is currently an associate professor and graduate directing option coordinator of The John Wells Directing Program at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama.

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