German premiere

Die Jahre (The Years)

Marco D’Agostin
Small stage
08.12.2023 – 09.12.2023
Eine Person in einem weißen Hemd streckt ihre rechte Hand aus, in der sich eine kleine Pistole befindet.
Eine Person steht vor einem Tisch, auf dem sich ein Smartphone, eine Wasserflasche und ein gelber Aufsteller mit der Nummer 24 befinden, der für die Spurensicherung bei einem Kriminalfall verwendet wird. Die Person dreht sich seitlich weg und trägt Kopfhörer.

“Her life could be depicted by two perpendicular axes, on the horizontal one everything that happened to her, she saw, she heard at every moment, on the vertical one only a few images, sinking into the night.” (A. Ernaux, The Years) 

Someone once wrote that there is an insurmountable divide between what once happened and how that appears to us today – enveloped in a strange insubstantiality. Marco D’Agostins choreography Die Jahre represents an attempt to mend this rift: The dazzling story of a unique performer on the Italian dance scene invites us to play with our own memories. We journey on with Marta Ciappina, veering between the present, the moment of performance, and the past, in a web of coming and going that blurs stories, songs, and memories of an irretrievable romantic encounter.
A novel’s shadow slowly descends on stage and audience, with a prompt to write it together: A work borne out of a hundred hands that inspires us to cross our ruins and to look upward.

Duration: 55 Min.

In Italian with German subtitles.

Accompanying programme
Fr 08.12. Talk afterwards

Choreography: Marco D'Agostin; with Marta Ciappina; soundscore and graphics: Luca Scapellato; lighting: Paolo Tizianel; talks: Claudio Cirri, Lisa Ferlazzo Natoli, Paolo Ruffini; video: Alice Brazzit; scenography: Piccolo Teatro di Milano - Teatro d'Europa.
A production of VAN. A co-production of Centro Nazionale di Produzione della Danza Virgilio Sieni and Fondazione CR Firenze, Piccolo Teatro di Milano - Teatro d'Europa; Emilia Romagna Teatro ERT / Teatro Nazionale; Festival Aperto - Fondazione I Teatri; Tanzhaus nrw, Düsseldorf; Snaporazverein.
With the support of L'arboreto - Teatro Dimora, La Corte Ospitale, Centro di Residenza Emilia-Romagna; CSC / OperaEstate Festival Veneto, Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Colonia, MiC-Direzione Generale Spettacolo and tanzhaus nrw, in the framework of the NID international residencies programme.
Supported by the Alliance of International Production Houses, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media. In media partnership with Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Cologna.