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Erf

Schweigman&2015

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© Saris&denEngelsman
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© Saris&denEngelsman

A monumental ode to the human condition: Erf is a grand location performance on the edge of the open field and the dark forest, where past and present meet. Light shimmers and intangible far away comes dangerously close. Live vocals and percussion reinforce the penetrating crafted choreography of movements.

The eternal cycle of birth-life-death is palpable in a hallucinatory ritual. In every new version of Erf, Schweigman& insists on working with local people, originating from the area; she poetically explores what is handed over from generation to generation on this specific place: the country as a silent witness of the people passing by.

Erf is different on each new location: touring this show exposes human life pattern in Europe in a special way.

"That I exist, is due to the confluence of all the lives of my ancestors. That makes my life quite by accident and a miracle once. I am a small but significant element in a larger whole." Boukje Schweigman