Performance at: Friday 10 May at 22:00 at Granhøj Dans
Performers: SCENATET
Me Quitte
(2013) World Premiere
 
The devil sees everything inside-out: In Hell, the good is turned into evil, in the distortion of the magic mirror, beautiful seems horrible. In Me Quitte, the love song of all time Ne Me Quitte Pas (don't leave me) is reflected in a cabinet of magic mirrors. In the composition's 10 songs, Jacques Brel’s chanson is laterally reversed as mirrored distortions – a love song as it is sung in hell.

Requited love is one of the most powerful ideals in our culture. Not only is there a Christian-religious reminiscence; the joys of love are also the backbone of the understanding of life in pop culture. The reality, however, is in many ways a different one: Love is not always the source of joyous release. On the contrary, it is just as much the root of human unhappiness and humiliation: It is selfish, unromantic, destructive, cruel. Unrequited love is perhaps even the very essence of love – and not its aberration.

Me Quitte comprises 10 songs, the first five were performed at SPOR Festival 2012.

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