Everyone thinks they know what they mean when they talk of “me.” But even philosophers and neurologists have their doubts about this concept, however obvious it may seem. The idea of a sole, unique, true “me” is too simple. This is what the young woman in Searching for Home finds. Her various notions of “me” appear as inner spirits that emerge from behind doors and walls as a reflection of her unknown inner being. The spirits are compelling and stir confusion in her daily routine and in the real world. Before she can find inner peace, she must first pacify this palpable threat and acknowledge what is unknown, “the undisclosed.” This inner journey into the many forms of “me” is performed by 16 dancers. The choreographer was literally swept up by the music of Philip Glass and the images it evokes. Searching for Home has earned enthusiastic critical notices since its creation in Germany in 2008. “An intelligent, mysterious, evocative work, full of intrigue.” Bild.
"Thoss knows how to use the body to express emotions and states of mind that are transformed into great and sometimes extreme examples of dance virtuosity in his hands. What is remarkable about his works is their limitless character, leaving interpretations open. The works give viewers the time to think for themselves."
— Main-Echo, Aschaffenburg
"We are all stuck between what we are and what we dream to become."
Wiesbaden Ballet (2008 - Germany) Premiere by
Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal (May 2011 - Place des Arts, Montréal) Number of dancers 16 — Length 27 min.
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