If hell were part of a man-made machine that keeps capitalism going, that reproduces dualisms, colonises, destroys and does not stop growing…. If it provokes the desire for an earlier state, turns into a fascist call for authority, and after the return of the same old same old, turns the world into a place where neither living nor dying is possible, then….
If the crises are fought with the means that cause them, then HELL would be an attempt to block and transform them. In HELL, the ensemble Ursina Tossi & Excessive Showing surrender to infernal states and translate them into an immersive composition of contemporary dance, integrated artistic audio description and German sign language.
Inspired by mythological and pop cultural concepts of hell, they stage the dance floor as an in-between space for transformations. HELL grants access to the darkness of the cave, leads through burning rubbish heaps, through a backwards-flowing waterfall into glistening light.