In All Together Michikazu Matsune, Frans Poelstra and Elizabeth Ward remember together. They remember the names of people that are now or were once close to them, some who briefly crossed their way and others who have been in their lives for a long time. They talk about childhood friends and siblings, about teachers and colleagues, about a first lover or their own child. The three performers speak about all of them and thereby manage to draw them a little closer.
Sharply conceived and directed by Michikazu Matsune, All Togetherconnects what is absent with what is present and those who are not here with those who are. This creates a subtly intertwined play which combines the imaginary and the real, the personal and the universal. Because ultimately it doesn’t matter whether we love or hate each other or whether or not we are present; we all belong together.
Born in Kobe/Japan, Michikazu Matsune has been living and working in Vienna for more than 20 years. In his works he interweaves narrations, pictures and dance in a characteristic way and negotiates sensitive issues critically and with a delicate sense of humour. In the past years he has been invited to SZENE’s festivals Sommerszene and PNEU festival on a regular basis, amongst others with Picnic with Old Masters, Dance, if you want to enter my country! and Goodbye. Since 2016, he is part of the European network apap.
60min, in English