Rejection is everywhere. It's in every instance of "no," "not now," "never," "not enough," "not the right one." It's in the depths of yourself, emanates from those around you, and finds itself in your words to others.
But do not let it blacken your eyes, to see only the darkness of those depths. Its pressure solidifies your fears of life's nowheres. Your fears of being roped down by imaginary needs. Of inadequacy. Of insecurity. Of thinking you're not enough for anything. Of being afraid of how much you'll lose. Do not let it be so.
Because defeat is simply a veil; a façade. Within that second depth is your ability to accept, to grow, and seek.
Dancers: Sayaka Kado, Marina Sanchez Garrigós, Natsu Sasaki, Hirotaka Seki, Malcolm Sutherland, Luis Tena, Charla Tuncdoruk, Saúl Vega Mendoza
Music: bugpanda/Raime, Aphex Twin
Premiered: June 26, 2015; "Exquisite Corpse 3"; Schauspielhaus Staatstheater Nürnberg
Lighting: Tobias Krauß
Photographs: Ludwig Olah