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Per Scaramanzia (2015-16)
for solo performer

Premiere: Uni.t Theater der UdK Berlin 07.06.2015

Other Performances: 
Sept 2015 Post Galerija, Kaunas LT
Aug 2016 Neue Musik Festival Rümlingen CH


This piece for solo performer is inspired by apotropaic practices. Loud percussions and bells and the repetition of magic formulas are often used here to chase away demons and misfortunes. In the case of “Per Scaramanzia”, the formula used is a poem that I learned by heart as a child, delivered as I skip the rope. The rules of this ritual bring me to bind as many percussions as I have got to my body. Increasing the difficulty and the intensity of the performance.




               ©Kathrin Schulthess