Let’s imagine a world where events follow each other in an eternal loop. Where every failure is inevitable and our patterns of action are irresolvable. Where humanity, in an attempt to escape this cycle, puts all its efforts into controlling events and optimising processes.
ERROR 508 (loop detected) is a dance piece without beginning and without end. A contemporary interdisciplinary production that deals with the dystopia of an eternal loop. An eternal repetition of failure and failing – on a personal as well as on a global level – could lead us to despair. Can we also find humour and wisdom in this?
An ode to the absurd and fragile beauty of human agency.
January 2022, Zentralwäscherei, Zurich
art. direction, choreography: Marie Alexis
concept: Marie Alexis, Ivalina Yapova
Scenography, lights: Ivalina Yapova
Music: Mladen Dabizljevic
Costumes, styling: Karen Feelizitas Petermann
Text: Barbara Marie Hofmann
Sound Design: Serafin Aebli
Dance: Lyn Bentschik, Alice D’Angelo, Diane Gemsch, Naomi Kamihigaschi, Ambra Peyer, Niki Stalder
Performance, voice: Hannah Drill
Production: Marie Alexis, Carina Neumer
chor. assistant, rehearsal director: Lisa Lareida
Outside eye: Annie Hanauer
Photography: Helen Ree
Video camera: Patricia Meier
Video editing: Marie Alexis