(c) Anan Fries


  • Performance
  • Theatre

The passenger pigeon was eradicated more than a century ago. There are no extant sound or video recordings of the animal. It is now given a techno-intense farewell ritual. Anan Fries invites us to a tender-eerie encounter between human and non-human animals. Amidst the human-made extinction-level event, R.I.P. celebrates the finite nature of all existence and queries for the political potential of possible resurrection. Resurrect in Peace is a ceremonial admission of guilt, a lament in computer graphics. Three performers are the masters of ceremony, their movements transformed into digital data via motion tracking. Their bodies connect the virtual with the physical reality and those present with those absent.

Concept, Artistic Direction: Anan Fries. Composition, Sound Design: Malu Peeters. Technical Artist, 3D Design: Ambrus Ivanyos. Performance: Brigitte Huezo, Kieron Jina, Karol Tyminski. Choreography: Anan Fries, Brigitte Huezo, Kieron Jina, Karol Tyminski. Lighting Design, Stage: Theresa Baumgartner. Costumes: Tra My Nguyen. Pigeon Animation: Mohsen Hazrati. Production Assistance: Max*ine Vajt. Production Management GER: Sina Kießling. Production Management CH: produktionsDOCK.

Production: Hairygaze. Co-production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Kaserne Basel, FFT Düsseldorf. Supported by: Hauptstadtkulturfonds (Capital Cultural Fund), Fachausschuss Tanz & Theater Basel-Stadt/Basel-Landschaft. Thanks to: Maque Pereyra, Iftah Gabbai.