Suffering is often seen as something inevitable, at times even character-building. But it doesn't have to be that way: lasting victory is the goal of this intimate, rhythmic, and restlessly probing duet «No More Suffering». Martin Hansen & Kareth Schaffer are seeking exit strategies from a familiar yet untenable present: through chanting, skipping, manifestos, and psalms, the pair exorcise—and exercise—their own lifelong penchant for suffering. The strongly atmospheric sounds of Mars Dietz and the opulent stage design by Dan Lancea, referencing Catholic religious images, counteract the beat set by the performers. The theater itself remains in limbo: heaven - or hell - lurks at every exit.
Choreography, performance, text: Martin Hansen & Kareth Schaffer | Music, sound design: Mars Dietz | Set design: Dan Lancea | Costume: Lauren Steel | Light: Elliott Cennetoglu | Sound engineering: Andrea Parolin | Rehearsal direction: Leah Katz | Dramaturgical Advice: Mila Pavićević | Press: Jana Lüthje | Production management: M.i.C.A.- Movement in Contemporary Art | Text used in the performance: Psalm 51: 1- 3.
A production by Martin Hansen, Kareth Schaffer // Construction Company | With support of Hauptstadtkulturfonds, Tanzfabrik Berlin, and the Institute for Proliferating Dramaturgies.