ORBIS TERTIUS is a large-scale choreographic soundwalk, within an immersive setting. Inspired by the short story Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius by Argentinean writer Jorge Luis Borges, a secret society of quirky characters is bond to escort the spectator through an enigmatic path into and out of the Aufbau-Haus on the Moritzplatz. The visitors bump into concealed realities, extravagant artists and vagabonding sounds who lodge between the walls of this puzzling building.







ORBIS TERTIUS is a real-fictive "Play of Alignments", inspired by the short story "Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius" by Argentinean writer Jorge Luis Borges. A conspiracy of artists led by director and choreographer Matteo Marziano Graziano is behind this machination. The spectator will be sent to a multi-level travel through the labyrinthine building Aufbau-Haus on Moritzplatz: in and out of deep basements and cloudy heights you will come in contact with different dimensions and realities, regulated by uncommon laws. Figures will appear and dissolve behind the walls, erasing the rules of logic and geometry. Fluidity will mutate and suddenly become sharp. Here a chance is to take - while Dance meets Architecture, and Sound meets Construction. Your personality is no status but a good, solve the mystery and achieve your upgrade for the ultimate activation.

In his contorted philosophical fictions, "concerning Severity in Science", Jorge Luis Borges describes the cartographic surveying of a state/space which, in the search of the highest possible degree of precision, leads to larger and larger maps that are intended to contain even the most minute details. Nonetheless, there remain upon every new map gaps, residual zones of unavailability in which reality rebels against its complete transference onto the cartographic surface. In response to this fact, there is one path to take  following your own design your own path of map and spaces.

The performance was filmed by camera personnel embedded within the cast as characters, using lightweight cameras, Go Pro’s and steadicam equipment to document each component of the live show.



With and by: Matteo Marziano Graziano, Benedetta Baiocchi, Nina Baake, Juan Benito Corres, Adela Bravo Sauras, Francesco Cavaliere, Supratim Dam, David Essing, Marc Phillip Gabriel, Thora Hohberg, Tarren Johnson, Ben Jones, Danielle Fagen, Laurent Pellissier, Hannes Oppermann, Andrea Parolin, Elia Patrizi, Marie Richter, Mirjam Schollmeyer, Melanie Schwanitz, Judith Seither, Wibke Stokan, Steve Paul Taylor, Emily Tappeden, Lisann Van Aken, Johannes Weiss, Marcel Wollner.