for the first time since 1999, lawine torrèn will be performing on a traditional stage and not in the open air. a romantic story unfolds in sägewerk (sawmill), as dancers, actors, a carpenter, a tree, an a cappella group, and a video wall are used to stage an impressive display of natural production. a tree is cut down and its wood used to make a small house. the surrounding landscape is created onstage by a moving display projecting a precisely choreographed film. the multiple threads of those moving pictures and dance sequences are augmented by a polyphony of text and music – a film provides a carpet of illumination, and renaissance a cappella works, combined with sawing and hammering, unite into a reconstructed home.

lawine torrèn, founded by hubert lepka, is an artists’ network working in the fields of art, economy and theory. it creates “invisible tales”, performances connected to complex narrations, from which however only parts are displayed, reproduced or shown on film. the group made their debut in 1989 at
sommerszene, with the legendary show 108 eb and has since then created more than 50 productions, mostly mounted in unusual public spaces.

sägewerk
sommerszene salzburg | 23. and 24. june 2015 | 20 h | republic