Death is sneaky bastard. It rears its head when we least expect it to, and affects us in ways we can't predict. It is one of the few things we all have in common; every day we are each of us hurtling towards our imminent demise. So why do we never talk about it? What is so scary about death that we never talk about our own mortality until we have a close brush with it, or someone we love, or have loved from afar, passes away?
GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG is a devised, theatrical exploration of verbatim material that questions why we are so scared of death, and what makes us human. It questions where the differences are in our grief for the death of a loved one and the death of a celebrity. How do we acknowledge these and are the expressions of grief we have really that different? Should they be?
Do you remember where you were when you heard that Princess Diana died? Or Michael Jackson? When Maggie Thatcher died, did you celebrate or commiserate? What of our own death; what do we leave behind us? Is our legacy more than our Facebook timeline and a bunch of fast-fading memories we leave with those close to us?
Arrive. Devise. Repeat. have returned to the Sydney Fringe Festival in 2016 after their successful debut last year with TENDER INDIFFERENCE at PACT. Their newest devised work, GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG: LEGACY AND LOSS, is the result of months of research and interviews that have been transcribed, curated and explored dramatically in a collaborative process using The Viewpoints, Suzuki Method and a variety of improvisational and devising methods.