Kaleidoscope of passion

by Dr. Nadejda Komendantova, European News Agency - International Press Service


Veranstaltungsort Gleis21 Kulturraum 2.7.2022 [ENA]


“We are all lonely and nobody will die for us”, were the words of the famous French philosopher Jean Paul Sartre. The performance of Rita Luksch is about loneliness in various stages of life, loneliness even despite love of other people and company about other people. It starts with the description of the emotions of the child who is desperately trying to get attention of his parents.

Rita Luksch in her performance seriously gives a snapshot of various situations in the life of a modern woman. Here we can see a woman who falls in love and suffers when her man loses interest in her. A woman who is trying to combine her professional desires with obligations which are considered by modern society to be essential for women. A woman who is experiencing different facettes and paths of development of the relationship, when her man shifts from romantic love to indifference, from joy and desire to be together to control and obsession. With the precious of a psychoanalytic Rita shows all movements of the soul of such woman as well as her reactions on changes which are happening around her. 

The performance benefits from a great team who was jointly working in the creation of decorations up to music and the story plot. Interwoven in the play the poems of writer/painter Gergana Popova are her debut - first time in a stage performance together with her paintings. The fantastically colorful experimental movie comes from Erich Heyduck who contributed to the innovative stage of the performance. Rita is performing together with her husband Georg Luksch, who composed fascinating new music performed with instruments from the 70ties up to futuristic instruments as wind and ribbon controllers - thus creating the kaleidoscopic tapestry of sound.


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