Room of Inevitable End

Room of Inevitable End is a performance project created and choreographed by Nayana Keshava-Bhat in 2017/18

Premiered at Sommerszene Festival 2018, Salzburg.

Why should I remember how that awful Saturday morning felt like or the freshness of that rain or the smell of that toilet or the warmth of her stories or the loudness of his voice?

I do not understand why I should remember a song I did not like or a cat whose skull was crushed, froth in its mouth, breath strained, heartbeat fading away, gone, gone, gone away into nothing that I can see.

What is the common factor in dreams and memories? What is the purpose of remembering something that’s by-gone? What is this nature of dreams that defies all rational, moral, “socially acceptable” norms of the waking reality? How is it that every dream becomes such a physical experience, while sometimes waking reality seems like an out of body, unreal experience? Where does the dream end and the waking reality begin? What is the inevitable end?

In her first group piece, conceived for five performers, Indian-born artist Nayana Keshava Bhat’s interest focuses on the remnants left behind by losses, memories and human relationships. She weaves together grotesque scenes using sharp texts, abstract movements and live sound into a dreamlike atmosphere that turns the “Room of Inevitable End” into a surreal trip between reality and fantasy.

Duration: 60 Minutes
Language: English

Concept, choreography, text, music direction, lights: Nayana Keshava Bhat
Performance and text: Anna Bárbara Bonatto, Maayan Reiter, María Casares González, Maria-Pilmaiquén Jenny, Roni Sagi
Music composition and performance: Maria-Pilmaiquén Jenny a.k.a Nigrita
Stage and costume-design, lights and dramaturgical support: Christina Pointner
Choreographic assistence for revival: Julia Leckner

Co-production partners: Szene Salzburg, büro für tanz | theater | produktionen, INFLUX – Netzwerk für Tanz, Theater und Performance
Supported by: ART SPACE stift millstatt, Toihaus Theater, Salzburg
Kärnten Venue: ART SPACE stift millstatt
Funding support: Salzburg Land, Salzburg Stadt, Szene Salzburg, Land Kärnten
Scientific input / wissenschaftliche Beraterin: Eva-Maria Kubin (DSP Cultural Production Dynamics, Universität Salzburg) Salzburg Universität
Premiered at: Sommerszene 2018
Revival performance at: Millstatt, Kärnten

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