I would like to be a better person

A performance born out of the question: Who or what is ‘The People’? Historian Edmund Morgan argues in Inventing the People: ‘The People is never visible as such. Before we ascribe sovereignty to the people, we have to imagine that there is such a thing, something we personify as though it were a single body, capable of thinking, of acting, of making decisions and carrying them out.’ So, let us imagine. Let us personify. Let us make this single body visible on stage. One single body. A body that is not always smart, not always interesting, not always informed, not always prepared, not always friendly. A body that is not always honest and competent and sincere and hardworking. A body that is a little bit spoilt and narcissistic. Someone like you. Someone like us. Someone like ‘The People’. Maybe.

Concept Marta Navaridas, Alex Deutinger Performance Marta Navaridas Outside Eye Florin Flueras Movement Coach William Dashwood Production- & Distribution Management Sophie Schmeiser Production PI22 Coproduction Tanzquartier Wien Supported by Kulturamt Stadt Graz, A9 Kultur Land Steiermark, Bundeskanzleramt Österreich, BUDA Kunstencentrum Kortrijk, Tanzfabrik Berlin, apap-Performing Europe 2020 - a project co-founded by Creative Europe Programme of the European Union Thanks Theater im Bahnhof Graz, Das andere Theater, IG Tanz Graz, Share Your Darlings

Dates

24 May 2018 work-in-progress showing @ Tanzfabrik Berlin (DE)

8 June 2018 work-in-progress showing @ Kunstencentrum BUDA, Kortrijk (BE)

27 & 28 June 2018 @ Tanzquartier Studios, Wien (AT)

1, 6, 7, 8 Sept 2018 @ Theater Im Bahnhof, Graz (AT)