The End

The end of planet Earth which is as shocking as the end of a relationship. The End is a poignant and funny account of the ongoing climate catastrophe and of a hope-filled vision of the future. Bert and Nasi dance the end of their relationship, imagining what a future without each other might look like. Above the stage and projected onto a screen, two parallel narratives run alongside each other: the end of the Earth and the end of their collaboration. The End envisions the future as something we can only imagine, but it affects our perception of the present. It offers a vision of a future where we try to reinvent our relationships regardless of the possibility of an end. In the vein of their previous work it is a poignant, sad, and funny account of the ongoing ecological crisis. Their dance is a reminder and a celebration of our own mortality and that of everything around us.

Awards and festivals

  • WINNER Total Theatre Judges Discretionary Award, 2019
  • WINNER Be Festival’s Audience’s Award, 2019


Past performances

12. may 2023 / II. gimnazija Maribor Amphitheatre
Created and performed by:

Bertrand Lesca and Nasi Voutsas


Laura Dannequin

Lighting design:

Jessica Hung Han Yun

Lighting associate:

Ruth Green

Technical management of the performance:

Enrico Aurigemma


Hannah Slimmon (for Farnham Maltings), Ginny Graham, Fiona Baxter


The Place and Warwick Arts Center, Banff Center for Arts and Creativity, Arts Council England


50 minutes