"Almost nothing" focuses on the processes of forgetting. The main character is a person affected by Alzheimer's Disease.
The aim is to create a movement-based retranslation of the theme, that would allow the audience to experience, at the same time, the reality in which the patient lives, and the inner world in which his memories are taking shape.
More specifically, the emphasis goes on the emotions generated by the condition, from the frustration of seeing one’s life fade out, to the joyful moments generated by glimpses of memories hidden in someone’s mind.
The piece wants to openly show what it means to slowly lose what we represent as humans. Memories are all we get and all that stays with us for the rest of our life. The moment we stop remembering, we start losing ourselves.
Choreography: Maria Chiara de'Nobili
Music: Massimo Avantaggiato
Light Design: Maria Chiara de'Nobili
Dancers: Ben Beppler, Frédéric Coupet, Philip Lehmann, Giulia Russo
Scenography: Sebastian Schrader
Costume design: Sebastian Schrader
Premiere: 19/20.09.2020 (Japanisches Palais)
Duration: 45 min