‘Who has not dreamt, while strolling along city boulevards, of a world which, instead of beginning with the word, began with intentions?’
Three figures illuminated in an immaculate white space welcome us.
They walk slowly, predictably.
They gaze directly, deeply, uncertainly.
Their bodies are fragmented:
Vibrating bodies in unyielding skins,
Sleeping bodies with oppressed voices,
Slow-moving bodies making frenetic noises,
Caustic gazes with caring pupils.
Voices spin and rebel,
Words twist and disintegrate
Losing sense and direction.
This ambiguous situation is the starting point for the show
WELCOME, a journey in which bodies and voices disassociate, dialogue, intertwine, and flail.
Throughout an infinite metamorphosis, three characters defy the gap between what is seen and heard. Relationship and communication modes are altered, disrupted, desynchronised and disconnected. What we once saw as unified starts to separate; what we perceived as a single entity splits apart; what is coherent ceases to be.
Voices without bodies,
Smiles without mouths,
Tears without eyes.
By dissociating body and voice,
WELCOME highlights the human contradictions lying between what is said and done, expressed and received. It invites us to perceive spaces that contain, limit, and separate. WELCOME casts light on divided bodies supporting this need to unite, cross the threshold, and see what is happening beyond us.