Compagnie Maguy Marin

Umwelt, de l’autre côté des miroirs

David Mambouch opens a fascinating cinematic view onto “the other side of the mirrors” – the stage set of this piece, which was celebrated worldwide and at ImPulsTanz in 2006, 2009 and 2021, consists of no less than 50 of them. Maguy Marin, one of France’s most important choreographers, combines dance, theatre and profound social commitment. In Umwelt, nine performers appear and disappear, over and over again – in a wind reminiscent of Walter Benjamin’s Angel of History, tugging at the performers who cling tenaciously to their “normal” lives in a demonic whirl of noise – in front of and behind the mirrors.