Uphill is a game of hide and seek. The room is bare, only three men stand at its centre. The music is loud and pulsating, almost tangible. The simplicity of the stage underlines the bodies’ architecture and the invisible lines of tension. The dancers are at the same time an obstacle, a promise, a facade or a shelter. The wordless action reveals the unexpected power of body language and the complexity of the danced emotions. Shang-Chi Sun, David Essing and Ross Martinson owes very unique physical appearances and use them with disarming clarity in their search for the other.

The result is a trio of simple beauty at the edge between game, provocation and confidence. Sometimes meditative, sometimes radical, they look for the core of human being between the visible and the hidden. Like the cyclical nature of time, the situations and the relationships are repeated, but never the same. Always there is the desire of the Other - the friend, the brother, the stranger and perhaps even the enemy.

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Choreografie: Shang-Chi Sun
Assistenz Dramaturgie: Annapaola Leso
Lichtdesign: Hans Fründt
Musik: Jörg Ritzenhoff
Tänzer: David Essing, Ross Martinson, Shang-Chi Sun
Produktion bei National Chiang Kai-Shek Cultural Center
Premiere in März 2013 am National Chiang Kai-Shek Cultural Center. Eine Koproduktion der fabrik Potsdam. Mit Unterstützung der Sophiensaelen Berlin.
Gefördert von der Kulturverwaltung des Berliner Senats.