Sergiu Matis


What can Theocritus’ and Virgil’s hymns of praise to Earth tell us about the ruins that are mere shadows of their original splendour? Is it even possible that they refer to the same world? In Hopeless., Berlin­-based Romanian choreographer Sergiu Matis and his fellow performers, Martin Hansen and Manon Parent, put the remains back together and pay homage one last time to the idyll that once was. As the voices of extinct bird spe­cies sound and the three brilliant performers spread their imaginary wings to set off on a wild yet impossible flight, the true extent of the losses becomes evident.