Production: Stephen Shropshire
Premiere: September 19, 2019 Cellebroederskapel, Maastricht NL
Dancers: Lea Giamattei, Jeroen van Acker
Production design: Stephen Shropshire
Lighting and sound design: Xavier van Wersch
Created especially for festival Musica Sacra Maastricht, and inspired by the 2019 festival theme of prayer, Want is the Wick is Shropshire’s exploration of the body as an instrument of prayer and as channel for the immaterial.
Danish philosopher and theologian Søren Kierkegaard observed that, ‘the function of payer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays’.
Inspired by Kierkegaard’s notion of prayer as well as the theological value of faith, Want is the Wick explores the paradoxical challenge of remaining sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.