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Broken: Part I

Choreography, Text, Performance: Shannon Sullivan; Dramaturgy: Joey Juschka



I am interested in the physical breaking of things – the explosiveness, the sound –
but also breaking things in a larger context – limitations, expectations, obstacles.
Breaking is often seen as something negative or destructive, but it can also mean a transformation – a breaking of illusions, of outer shells, an emergence or emancipation.
In "Broken: Part I" I examine the transformative power of breaking, of being broken down to one's essence.



Each text
uses a broken body part as a springboard and goes on to explore the larger meaning of broken parts, broken structures.
The texts are based on physical "broken parts" – broken body parts.
In bones, joints and muscles function determines/ influences structure; structure determines function.
What happens to the functioning of a system – bodily or societal – when it's structure has been broken?



Premiere:

Saturday, March 27, 2010
at the event -> SWAN Day Berlin 2010


Location:
ada, Schönhauser Allee 73,
10437 Berlin – Prenzlauer Berg -> map























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Broken: Part I
Trial + Error
13 poems in a body