Meditations marks Berlin newcomer Max Levy's first evening-length work, selling out multiple nights to enthusiastic applause. Utilizing a background of classical education morphed by countless contemporary influences, the ex-soloist of Staatsballett Nürnberg paints a collage of self-awareness and self-critique; self-love and self-hate; digging into the essence of detail and finality: the surreal moments, when not looking at anything could open your eyes to everything.
“When I would become aware of a change, but not realize it happening until afterwards, I started to wonder how such moments could pass me by. How concentrated/lost had I been that so much time could pass without notice? How had I not seen the sky change colors as the day passed by? How had I not counted the drops of water before a cup overflowed? How had I not realized I was falling in or out of love until my heart was wide open? I would always realize afterwards. It was at these moments after the fact, that led me to ponder those gray in-between periods that I had been so focused and unaware. There was always something there, just out of the corner of my eye, that I couldn't ever acknowledge.”
Choreography/Direction: Max Levy
Performers: Kirill Berezovski, Max Levy
Choreographic Assistant: Malcolm Sutherland
Light Design: Alessandro Maestrini
Performance Documentation: Jubal Battisti
Ceramics provided by Jojo Corväiá
with Original Compositions by Max Levy
Additional Musical Credits: Remember, David Darling; Lock Bites Key, LORN; Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana, Pietro Mascagni, Evergreen Symphony Orchestra; The Antiphon (Epilogue), Kasper Bjørke Quartet
Premier: 4.07.2019; 20:00 ACUD Theater
Rehearsal space generously provided: TanzOffensive Berlin: Academy of Dance & Arts
Additional Thanks: Manon Andral, Claudia Greco, Davidson Jaconello, Mari Kawanishi, Sascha Koal, Dörte Kordzumdieke, Felix Levy, Hordur Mar, Michelle Murphy, Kihako Narisawa, Richard Oberscheven, Dario Rigaglia, Robert Robinson, Yuri Shimaoka, Miyuki Shimizu, Mana Tada, Miguel Toro, Saul Vega Mendoza, Jin Young Won, Ting-An Ying, Max Zachrisson
Meditations is funded completely through personal budget, and the generosity of viewers like you. The indescribable support of the following donors has brought this production to life: Steven Barrett, Andreas Bundi, Chia-Yin Chiang, Claire Davison, Ian Delgado, Amelia Eisen, Sara Ezzell, Joan Fucho, Joseba Gil, Nele Handtke, Zoe Henrot, CK, Raquel Lanziner, The Levy Family, Christine Maree, Daniel Myers, Wes Nguyen, O:ttanz, Stefanie Pechtl, SP & YP, Julia Rubinsky, Gabriela Rufino, Pablo Sansalvador, Amy Saunder, Vanessa Shield, Yuri Shimaoka, James Thiede, Gen Tomuro, Josianne Valbuena, Sophie Vergeres, Albert Woodard, and other anonymous donors.