ECHO for Hörfraukollektiv, 2020

Very little is known about the nymph Echo. Her story was adapted centuries ago to focus on Narcissus, yet it does not tell us everything: How can Echo be staged as a female myth, as a voice of a landscape and a fading body? How can a poetic narrative that is based on language be communicated through sound and movement? Starting with the mythological figure, the HÖRFRAU Kollektiv will take Ovid´s story as a point of reference and create its performance from Echo´s perspective. Here, Echo is not only a gendered figure or embodiment but also an artistic tool and phenomenon present on all levels of the performance and production. The HÖRFRAU Kollektiv will investigate Echo´s many facets and in doing so reflect on their own dramaturgical and choreographic practice.