The performance is based on O. Wilde’s fairy tale ‘The Fisherman and His Soul”, which arguably is the most difficult of writer’s fairy tales because of its confusing mystical conception of body and soul.
A young fisherman falls for a mermaid, but in order to join her in the depths of the sea he has to lose his immortal soul. He sets off to learn the secret ritual he must perform to free his soul from his body. Finally he sends the soul away and joins his mermaid under the sea. But every year soul comes back, tempts fisherman wishing to move into his heart.
Fascinating and moving love story turns to the struggle between Soul and Heart for control over the Fisherman’s body. “Reject Your Soul” is a convincing visualization of the psychic landscape where beauty and brutality, pleasure and death, exist alongside one another.