Edenville is inspired by Derek Jarman’s movie Blue.

Blue's subject is AIDS. Jarman takes a subjective approach: At the center is the powerlessness of the human being who sees his body invaded by the virus, that changes his body step by step. The infected person experiences the contradiction between his individuality and the powerful virus that destroys him slowly without paying attention nor interest to his person.

The production is a duet and addresses AIDS as a problem between human beings. The focus is on the problems that people face after an infection.


Choreography: Bernard Baumgarten

Dancers: Nicky Vanoppen, Wolfgang Maas

Narrated by: Derek Jarman, Tilda Swinton, Nigel Terry, John Quentin

Music: Simon Fisher Turner, John Balance, Momus, Peter Christopherson, Karol Szymanowski, Erik Satie

Light: Lutz Deppe

Costumes: Bernard Baumgarten

Lenght: 65 Minutes

Production: UnitControl, TROIS C-L (TDM) Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg,

Premiere: 2004 Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg

With the support of Fonds Culturel National du Luxembourg