The emergency artist

5 studies for the emergency
22-25 nov. 2018 - Sophiensaele Berlin
“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” S. Beckett

Nobody likes to fail, so it's easy to let our daily life be determined by our fear of failure and aspiration to win. But now could be the time to face these fears and celebrate failure: with his new performance for six emergency artists, Clément Layes elevates the flip side of success as a counter to the pressure to perform in our society. The tragic hero of this performance valiantly confronts the parkour of obstacles, emergency situations and tasks imposed on him by his companions, artfully failing and giving a stage to the beauty of failure.

With the slapstick physicality, mechanical finesse and acrobatic inelegance of the protagonists, Layes paints a picture of the moments in life we too often cover up and our existential fear of messing up. “The Emergency Artist” frames the art of failing in the ease of an existence freed from the shackles of our obsession with security.
Concept, Choreografie: Clément Layes
Performance: Steven Koglin, Dina Ekštjn, Ana Vnučec, Florencia Martina, Jonas Maria Droste, Ante Pavic
Sound design:Steven Heather
Light design: Ruth Waldeyer
Stage design: Jonas Maria Droste, Clément Layes< Costume: Ana Savić-Gecan
costume assistance: Ozana Gabriel
Artistic assistance: Jasna L. Vinovrški
Dramaturgie: Jonas Rutgeerts
Video: Christopher Hewitt
Internationale Communication: Inge Koks
PR, Produktion: björn & björn

Eine Produktion von Public in Private/Clément Layes in Koproduktion mit Studio za suvremeni ples / Studio – Contemporary Dance Company Zagreb. Gefördert durch die Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa. Mit freundlicher Unterstützung von Flutgraben e.V. und SOPHIENSÆLE.