Simone Aughterlony, Petra Hrašćanec, Saša Božić


07.03. 17.00 - 18.00 h
07.03. 22.00 - 23.00 h
08.03. 13.30 - 14.30 h
Kammer 3


“Compass” is formulated as a dance and theater response to the ancient Greek epic poem “Odyssey” by Homer and to Hungarian Ágota Kristóf’s trilogy of novels. It has been developed within the two years research project “Twins”, initiated by Zagreb based dance company 21:21, bringing together Simone Aughterlony, a Berlin and Zürich based choreographer and performer, the Croatian dancer and choreographer Petra Hraščanec, and the Croatian dramaturg Saša Božić. The narrative structure of the literarary originals forms the architecture of a fictional labyrinth. Two women – Aughterlony and Hrašćanec –seem like twins on stage. They set out on an internal odyssey to become themselves, drifting on the waves of hard reality. Ropes, canvases, bones and horns accompany them on their expedition. Those vibrant female bodies may not be sailors after all. They will shed the wet clothes, sweeten the sugar with freshly sucked blood. Give, receive, refuse, and depart again. We are essentially alone and always be perceived as strangers on new shores, even as we are intimately entwined. This journey to the self can also be read as a parable of the new Europe.

Created by: Simone Aughterlony, Petra Hrašćanec & Saša Božić 
Performed by: Simone Aughterlony, Petra Hrašćanec 
Music: Hahn Rowe 
Set, costume design : Ana Savić-Gecan 
Light design: Bruno Pocheron / Miljenko Bengez - Claire Terrien (Munich)
Poster visuals: Tina Gverović 
Video: Josip Visković 
Production for 21:21: Andrea Remetin, Ivan Mrđen 
Production for Verein für Allgemeines Wohl: Sina Kießling 
Production for &TD: Silvija Stipanov 

Produced by: 21:21 
Co-produced by: Simone Aughterlony /Verein für Allgemeines Wohl, Studentski centar u Zagrebu - Kultura promjene - Teatar &TD via apap-Performing Europe 2020, International Coproduction Fund of the Goethe-Institut 
This performance is co-financed by EU2020HR - Croatian presidency of the Council of the European Union.