Congo, Austria 2022
Elisabeth Tambwe

Passionate love. Choreographer Elisabeth Tambwe confronts us that passionate love is often an unknown situation, a state in which you can get lost, which you cannot control and which you endure. For Speech of Love – Absence she took as artistic starting point ‘Fragments d’un discourse amoureux’ by Roland Barthes, a plea for passionate love. Barthes divides love into ‘figures of thought’, texts without underlying narrative, hierarchy or development. They are wordless states into which love brings us. For the loved ones, the absence of the other, the beloved, determines everything. People who want to be in control of their live, who are afraid of falling or losing the other, will avoid passionate desperate love. Speech of Love – Absence is an artistic manifesto about the intense enjoyment of passionate love, our desire for intimacy and passion and the fear of losing our loved one. Tambwe visualizes in dance, performance and music the elusiveness, passion and ecstasy of love and the tear you feel when your loved one is no longer there.
ROTTERDAM | Maaspodium

Thu 6 October, 19h30

AMSTERDAM | Frascati Theater

Fr 7 October, 21h45

AMSTERDAM | Frascati Theater

Sat 8 October, 21h45


Artistic Concept, Artistic Direction:  Elisabeth B. Tambwe
Created and performed by:                 Luca Bonamore, Lau Lukkarila, Evandro
                                                                    Pedroni, David Ketterer, Annick Choco
Dramaturgical Support:                       Katinka Deecke
Production:                                              Indra Jäger
Stage/Costumes design:                      Rimma Ariel Elbert/Nadine Jürgens
Music, Composition:                              Ursula Winterauer
Lights Design:                                         Martin Schwab/Svetlana Schwin
Video:                                                        Eduardo Trivinio Cely
Special big thanks to:                           Monika Gintersdorfer
Supported by:                                         MA 7 Stadt Wien Kultur
Coproduction:                                         WUK performing Arts fft Düsseldorf,
                                                                    Château Rouge
Produced by:                                           Dig Up Productions
Lenght:                                                      90 min