Critical reflection on life with Google, Facebook, Twitter and the NSA

The Crimson House

Dutch premiere

Lemi Ponifasio, MAU

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In the old days it was God who looked down on us. Now it's the omnipresent surveillance cameras, our intelligence services and networks such as Google and Facebook. In his latest production The Crimson House, Samoan director Lemi Ponifasio probes the nature of our existence in a panoptic world, in which we are under constant surveillance. Ponifasio connects this modern phenomenon with the mythological idea of divine knowledge. Fusing modern dance with traditional rituals, the performance creates a poetic space which includes the audience in this critical reflection. The singing and the slow and precise movements of the performers combine with the sparse lighting and the alienating music to create a ceremonial, hypnotic experience.
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