de Nacho Duato. Staatsballett Berlín
The starting point of research for the visual concept of “Earth” was Anthropocene – a contested new geological epoch marked by major human impact on the planet’s environment. Our set design addresses the topic of anthropogenic climate change by engaging some of its key tropes; increased atmospheric CO2, global warming, burnout of fossil fuels, plastic trash and the impending extinction of species. The distinct three phases of the set are aligned in order of apparent succession, starting with the end times and ending in post-human renewal.
Ballet: Nacho Duato
Music: Pedro Alcalde, Sergio Caballero, Richie Hawtin, Alva Noto and Mika Vainio
Scenography: Numen + Ivana Jonke
Costumes: Beate Borrmann