KNOTS

KNOTS – RULES TO BE HAPPILY UNHAPPY

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Director – Else Marie LaukvikAccording to the “United Naton Commission on Human Rights” there are around 100 million people that live in the street in the world. Unhappiness is painfully necessary… But what is unhappiness? Can we be sure of the happiness or unhappiness of somebody else?In the performance “KNOTS – Rules to be happily unhappy”, we compare our lives with Nina’s, an italian woman that spent more than half of her life living in the road looking at the eyes of the people that distractedly walked on her.Along the path of Nina we will know memories of a cheerful childhood, and her torments that te her to her past through those that in psychology are called “knots”. The performance is the space of a memory, of a moment that has changed the directon of a life, transported on a new bed every night. It’ s being free, alive and present in every dark corner of the city as a transpar- ent ghost. Through the deep knowledge of herself and an insane irony Nina will reach the mediaton among these two opposite feelings.
She will reach a happily, unhappily life…

Directors note:

The performance presents questons to which every spectator will give its personal answers. Sat all alone on the beach, listening to the melodies of the sea that the waves created in centuries of movement, Nina waits the return of the past. It doesn’t mater if she’d happy or not. The whales make a long trip from the south up to the north of our planet and at a certain point they meet each other and sing, inspired by all that happened during their lives, we do it too. Happy or not, we can only judge with the rela- tvity of tme. The road always follows default currents but some- tmes “knots” can create deviatons. The crossing in the creaton of this performance it was beautful. The waves were strong but not too violent and this sea in which we plunged, presented us many delicate surprises. Sometmes we were confused and hap- pily unhappy. Other tmes proud and unhappily happy