Resurrection (A Bad Copy)09.12.23 & 10.12.23, Ufer Studios Berlin
Concept, Design, Performance Crispin Lord
Sound & Music Tom Foskett-Barnes
DGS Performer Mila Valtin
DGS Interpreter Xenia Vitriak
DGS Access Dramaturg Rita Mazza
Lighting Robert Prideaux
Mentors Sheena McGrandles
Technical Team Ernesto Cárcamo Cavzos
Photos (c) Alicja Hoppel
The performer is an assistant director. He is tasked with piecing together a revival of Peter Maxwell Davies’ music-theatre work Resurrection (1987), about a boy who explodes and is reassembled. But since he doesn’t know what the original was like, and since no one can tell him, what should be a precise copy transforms into something else. Interpreting instead the compositional and dramaturgical strategies of Max’s original score, he asks: what should a faithful or excellent production look like? Am I in control of the material or is it leading me? And what is the status of my interpretation as opposed to someone else’s?
The music and text is performed throughout in German sign language by Deaf Performer Mila Valtin.