This performance, created in 1999, is the second part of Giacomo Ravicchio's work inspired by the elements earth, air, water and fire. It has had an incredible reception both in Denmark and abroad, receiving much acclaim for its originality, magic, humour and sheer depth of scope.
Ravicchio has created a production including everything from the international collapse of world order to the portrayal of an ordinary person on a voyage of self-discovery. In this cosmic fantasy from outer space we encounter astronauts, mermaids and angels, and even the suspension of gravity.
The year is 1991 and the cosmonaut Sergej N. Rykov is stranded on space station Mir, while back down on Earth the Soviet Union is disintegrating; the country responsible for his mission no longer exists. At home, Sergej's wife is about to have a baby. Inside her the baby floats in a world of water. And somewhere out there, where everything ends and everything begins, the child meets its father.
Director, author and designer: Giacomo Ravicchio
Artistic collaborator, script translation and adaption: Elise Müller
Composer: Jérôme Baur
Cast: Elisabeth Befrits, Lars Begtrup, Niels Grønne, Anne Kurtzweil, Claus Maack Bahnsen, Elise Müller
Lighting: Angelica Kroeger
(AIR and WATER)