Happily or sadly, there are times in life one must say goodbye. The performance is based on farewell letters written by various people for different reasons. Combining reading and dancing, Matsune's performance examines stories of personal relationships, of love and complication, read between the lines.

The featured letters include one from Kaiserin Maria Theresia to her daughter Marie Antoinette given on the day of her departure for France to marry Louis XVI, Singer Curt Cubain's suicide note, a letter from Kamikaze pilot to his two children, a letter from a blind man to his guide-dog, among others.

Length: 45 - 50 min
Creation: 2016

Performance: Michikazu Matsune
Artistic assistance: Andrea Gunnlaugsdóttir
Research assistance: Almud Krejza
Photo: Maximilian Pramatarov

Funded by: The Cultural Department of the City of Vienna
Supported by: APAP advancing performing arts project, Szene Salzburg, ImPulsTanz Festival, brut Wien