"Yard Sale: New Footfalls... " Performance

chashama Window Space (266 W 37th St. )

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The performance Yard Sale: New Footfalls... based on Kaca Celan's play New Footfalls (a remake of Samuel Beckett's Footfalls) is a symphony for two voices and one body put into one installation. It symbolizes the absurdity of "the repetition of fates" by means of two confronting monologues by the Mother and the Daughter shown in solemn moments of the ritual drama. These two have been thrust into the historic-cultural background, leaving the leading roles to the chronically absent "Father" and the suffering "Son". With this performance the relationship between mother and daughter is opened up like Pandora's box and reveals tireless ghosts showing that there is still enough metaphysics within the damned female biology.

New Footfalls, translated from the original German by Tajna Tanovic, presents the exiled Mother and Daughter who take over the identity not only of Beckett's heroines but also of his complicated postmodern artistic work, the open testament containing the theological, existential, political and psychoanalytical keys to understanding. The absurd situation of the "ghosts" in Beckett's play becomes the reality of the exile.... the artistic past taken over is the means to avoid the presence. about the event

Conceived and Directed by Kaca Celan
Cast, Music & Translation by Tajna Tanovic
Set Design by Shoba Seric



from April 21, 2009 to April 30, 2009
Performance Hours: 10pm

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