This performance contains strobe lighting, loud sounds, water-based fog effects, brief nudity, and sexually suggestive gestures.
In Water Will (in Melody), the stage is another world—one so dark, cavernous, and disorienting we can only let go of symbolism and theater as we know it. This dystopian fantasy of text and movement encourages the tension between known and unknown.
How can a theater—its illusions, its tropes, its metaphors—transform how we think and perceive? What can choreography do to our ideas about the figures we see onstage? About how race and gender play out across a body?
This performance was organized by Tara Aisha Willis, Associate Curator of Performance Programs.
HAU Hebbel am Ufer is the lead producer of Water Will (in Melody) with coproduction support by Biennale de l’Image en Mouvement 2018 / Centre D’Art Contemporain (Geneva), tanzhause nrw (Düsseldorf), Arsenic Centre d’art scénique contemporain (Lausanne), donaufestival (Krems), Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), and Münchner Kammerspiele. The work is funded by Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe, with addition support from Baryshnikov Arts Center (NYC). Special thanks to Jarrett Gregory for residency support.