Needcompany festival: Forever
Time Out says
How do you feel about mortality? Confused, indifferent, terrified? Come and ruminate on that question with the Needcompany, who have taken Mahler’s song Der Abschied and spun it into a remarkable piece of performance. The song was written after Mahler was diagnosed with a fatal illness and it seers with existential terror at the looming of his death. In this innovative new iteration of the song, Needcompany blend music, dance, and installation. With direction by Maarten Seghers and choreography by Grace Ellen Barkey, this is an unmissable take on one of the most haunting songs in existence.