»So I lived a whole life in fear of dying, and now this!«
(Karl Valentin, 1882-1948)
Infinita is a play about the first and last moments in the puzzle of life and death when the greatest miracles occur: the first appearance in the world, those first brave steps and finally, that first bold fall.
This is a play starring four fabulously masked figures, a very crafty game of shadows and some truly enchanting music. A game of transience, of being born and of growing old. A vigorous succession of scenes about the inevitable fate of the human being. Life itself that creative force that lets us triumph and fail plays the star role.
Infinita is a tangible mosaic of life, simply and virtuously composed; a brief insight into the eternity of birth, sex and death and everything else that is odd.
At the end of a performance one could swear that the actors had spoken, laughed and cried. A fascinating experiment in theater that is executed with incredible body control. (...) One of the most peculiar theatre project of our times. (...) Familie Flöz tells stories with a humor, a charm and a furor that seems to be addictive.
SÜDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG (D)
Wordless and yet somehow so expressive, full of yearning and yet also filled with joy; this is splendid and immensely skillful character comedy.
Their masks astonish from the word go at how happiness, disappointment and confusion and every little thing in between can be communicated with gestures (...) No words! Just applause!
The public squeals with enthusiasm, people stomp their feet and, when it is all over, they stand on their chairs as if thanking the performers for the gift they have just received. Theater can be magnificent.
A PRODUCTION BY: Familie Flöz, Admiralspalast, Theaterhaus Stuttgart
A PLAY BY AND WITH: Björn Leese, Benjamin Reber, Hajo Schüler and Michael Vogel
PREMIERE: 5th October 2006, Akademie der Künste Berlin, Germany
DIRECTION: Hajo Schüler, Michael Vogel
MASKS: Hajo Schüler
SET DESIGN: Michael Ottopal
COSTUMES: Eliseu R. Weide
SOUND DESIGN: Dirk Schröder
ORIGINAL MUSIC: Dirk Schröder, Benjamin Reber
LIGHT DESIGN: Reinhard Hubert
VIDEO ART WORK: Silke Meyer
VIDEO ANIMATION: Andreas Dihm
ARTISTIC ASSISTANT: Stefan Lochau
PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT: Pierre-Yves Bazin, Gianni Bettucci
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT: Dorén Gräfendorf, Dana Schmidt, Evy Schubert