Tomorrow We Will Be Lighter Than Air

Tomorrow We Will Be Lighter Than Air: Part 1 is a performance loosely structured around the film Wings of Desire (1987) by Wim Wenders, exploring the perpetual search for identity, ethereality, and impossible worlds. Devised in collaboration with Danielle Donnally, Susan Huyett, Rane Jiang, Fanis Sakellariou, Violeta Valcheva, Mia Yang, Lei Zhang and Pengfei Zhu. Performed at Stiftung Reinbeckhallen in Berlin, as the outcome from a residency.

May 2019


Directing, choreography and sound design: Fanis Sakellariou and Violeta Valcheva.

Dramaturgy: Elly Rutherford.

Set Design: Danielle Donnally, Susan Huyett and Elly Rutherford (multiple sets of staircases made from blocks of foam 1m x 30cm x 20 cm, silver tape and cassette tapes).

Costume design: Rane Jiang and Lei Zhang. Lighting and technical support: Danielle Donnally.

Text: Fanis Sakellariou and collaborative effort.

Photography: Rane Jiang, Manon Santi and Elly Rutherford.

Performers: Konstantinos Chaldaios, Aziza Kadyrova, Elly Rutherford, Fanis Sakellariou, Violeta Valcheva and Berlin-based dancers Tiziano Portas, Yin Cheng – Kokot and Emmy Lou Thomsen.