FAUN / 2019


A mythical journey into the Land of Greek Gods.

To be more precise just one God, the exquisite, glorious and pathetic figure of Pan. The half goat half human being Pan is forever know as that legendary Faun. The satyr playing the syringe under the shadow of a green thicket. He is the God of Nature, always moved by his primordial impulses to chase uncatchable Nymphs. That is what afternoon dreams of this faun are like.

But what is Pan nowadays and where can we find Pan?

It is said that Pan has been the only Greek God who died. But in fact Pan didn’t die, he is still here. The one making us panic when suddenly we get overwhelmed by unknown feelings. He is there when our desires becomes uncontrollable, and when we remain alone with our failure after a Nymph has vanished.

In this world where we have chosen to glorify humans as a perfect being, we decided to put Pan in a “cage”. A well designed place, capable to please his needs of course, but still a cage nonetheless, like in a zoo. With this piece Matteo Carvone aims to erase barriers between dance, theatre and installation performance, encaging his ideas into an artificial cubic meadow where his Faun lives.

Direction and Choreography: Matteo Carvone

Dancers: Búi Rouch, Matteo Carvone

Light: Jakob Bogensperger

Sound design: Josy Friebel

Production assistant: Alessio Attanasio

Set design: Matteo Carvone

Premiere: September 2018 in Gasteig.​

Length: 50min

Production: Gasteig München GmbH

Further Performances at the Venice Biennale 2020.

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