Shock, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance or resignation. Those are five stages human beings undergo in the face of a trauma. “Trauma” in Greek stands for injury or wound. And one of the most painful wounds in our life is birth – in a way an expulsion from unity. The idea of our death or the death of our loved ones is close to this traumatic interpretation. It is at such moments that we fall apart in multiple selves which are then attacked by shock, experience anger, bargain with themselves, imprint into depressive traces and reunite in reconciliation. Inspired by the Stabat Mater, an essay written by Julia Kristeva.
After the successful run of One Step Before the Fall, a performance probing the depths of exhaustion and Parkinson’s Disease, Spitfire Company are back to balancing on the edge of the inner battle each person must fight to preserve their own dignity.
25. 5. 2023