Mourning After is a physical representation in which the body searches for different ways of grieving. On the tones of Franz Schubert’s Der Tod und das Mädchen, two women wriggle in all sorts of turns and thus express their pain. Franz Schubert wrote the composition when he was lying on his deathbed, often manic and hallucinatory. This makes Mourning After a kind of death dance. A duel between life and death. For the quality of movement, the makers investigated the large, raw and genuine emotions of flamenco music.
Concept & Direction: Elena Van Leuven | Creation: Elena Van Leuven, Eva March & Jilly Lukkesen | Peformers: Eva March & Jilly Lukkesen | Supervision: Janni van Goor | Production and director’s assistant: Febe Cosyman | Dramaturgy: Hannah Tilquin & Lotte Vrancken