The time of the pandemic has made it very clear to us: we need the others and their physical proximity. In the end, one's own self only comes into being through a you. In their piece The Lump, choreographers Laura Hicks and Hannah Shakti Bühler let many bodies merge into one - no one can say how many bodies there are. This lump runs, vibrates, crawls, walks as a mass across a green playing field. It wears training outfits, has no beginning and no end, no faces - only inside, there is a cave where the teamwork flows together. Just as the rhythm of the piece changes, the shape of the pile begins to expand and dissolve. Individual bodies form, the individual peels out of the mass, but never loses contact. Together, five dancers, a musician and a lighting designer let the audience feel the intensity of physical closeness, which is both challenging and a joy.
Concept, direction: Laura Hicks, Hannah Shakti Bühler Artistic direction, production (revival): Laura Hicks Performance: Patricia Gimeno, Veronica Garzon, Ilana Reynolds, Judith Hummel, Laura Hicks Original sound: Baly Nguyen Sound, performance (revival): Anna Hjalmarsson Stage, costume: Laura Hicks, Hannah Shakti Bühler Lighting design, technical direction: Camilla Vetters
The event was made possible by the Kulturamt Frankfurt am Main, the Hessische Theaterakademie, Frankfurt LAB, ID_Frankfurt, Künstler*innenhaus Mousonturm as part of the Tanzplattform Rhein-Main. The revival is supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of NEUSTART KULTUR.