Diary of a Hermit’ is a ‘Tanztheater’ for four dancers and an actor. The choreographer was inspired by writings of men and woman who had withdrawn from their regular social life to spend time in solitude to research for themselves the questions of life itself. There have always been hermits, nuns, monks and philosophers throughout all cultures and times.
Interwoven in the life story of a fictional hermit who is reading from his own diary are stories and thoughts of great thinkers throughout the history. The dance weaves in and out of his thoughts. On one hand, the four dancers are figures out of his life emerging from his memories, on the other hand they represent thoughts, ideas and visions of different philosophers, gurus, poets and other great thinkers.
The dance piece invites the audience to sit back and let go of their preconceptions about what dance or what Theater should be like – and just listen to the music (some of it played live by one dancer and the actor), the texts and let themselves be inspired to look at the world from a different perspective