A wordless, yet eloquent masque.
The German ensemble Familie Flöz have specialised in entertaining performances for the whole family, and their productions are a mix of physical comedy, masque and mime. Without spoken words, but with breathtaking body language and expressive masques, the audience is drawn into their dark and humorous tales. In 2015 the ensemble performed Hotel Paradiso at the Bergen International Festival.
Infinita deals with the puzzle of life and death, of its first and last moments, presenting us with four magnificently masked figures, a very crafty game of shadows and some truly enchanting music.
We witness a vigorous succession of scenes picturing the inevitable fate of the human being, in this game of transience, of being born and of growing old. Life itself – that creative force that lets us triumph and fail – plays the star role.
Infinita is a tangible mosaic of life, simply and virtuously composed; a brief insight into the eternity of death and everything else that is odd.
"At the end of a performance one could swear that the actors had spoken, laughed and cried. A fascinating experiment in theatre that is executed with incredible body control." – Süddeutsche Zeitung
Hajo Schüler, Michael Vogel direction
Hajo Schüler masks
Michael Ottopal set design
Eliseu R. Weide costumes
Dirk Schröder sound design
Dirk Schröder, Benjamin Reber music
Reinhard Hubert light design
Silke Meyer video art work
Andreas Dihm video animation
Stefan Lochau artistic assistant
Pierre-Yves Bazin, Gianni Bettucci production managers
Dorén Gräfendorf, Dana Schmidt, Evy Schubert production assistants