© Moritz Freudenberg

Ligia Lewis

A Plot / A Scandal
24.11 20:00 - 21:20
  • Thu 24.11
    20:00 - 21:20
    Past event

Inappropriate excitement?

Scandals hold a certain appeal to us. Such as in times of revolution or moments of romance, when the impossible suddenly becomes possible. 

Can a scandal reveal the unconscious workings of our imagination? How do scandals expose where societal boundaries lie? If life is a scandal waiting to be staged, in what role do we cast ourselves? Because, as immoral as scandals may sometimes be, they do tend to invite fantasy and fun. 

Ligia Lewis is guided by these questions for her new show ‘A Plot / A Scandal’. Interweaving historical, anecdotal, political and mythical stories, she explores who derives pleasure from scandal, and at whose expense. In this dance between seeing and being seen, the excitement for the inappropriate finds its place.

The cast


Production: Ligia Lewis - co-production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin), Ruhrtriennale, Arsenic - Centre d'art scénique contemporain (Lausanne), Tanzquartier Wien, Kunstencentrum VIERNULVIER (Gent), Kaserne Basel, The Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles), Walker Art Center (Minneapolis MN) - with the residency support of: Callie’s, O Espaço do Tempo - supported by: the NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ Coproduction Fund for Dance, which is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media - funded by: Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe.