With Meditations, Berlin newcomer Max Levy presents his first evening-length work, a collage of self-awareness and observation, spent in the moments between moments. Utilizing a background of classical education morphed by countless collaborations with renowned contemporary influences, the ex-soloist of Staatsballett Nürnberg digs 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, Malcolm Sutherland
with Original Compositions: Max Levy
Light Design: Alessandro Maestrini
Ceramics provided by Jojo Corväiá Documentation: Jubal Battisti
Rehearsal space generously provided by Tanz Offensive Berlin: Academy of Dance & Arts Performance