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Recording: 2010-02-22 , Sophiensæle (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Michael Laub / Remote Control Productions

Death, Dance and Some Talk


Production Details / Press Releases

“The expression ‘wet blanket’, which means you’re a killjoy or party pooper, comes from a tragedy that happened in the ballet world. Emma Livry, the last of the romantic ballerinas, refused to have her tutu treated with fire retardent and it caught fire from one of the gas lamps on stage. She died from the burns. After that they kept wet blankets just off stage in case any other ballerinas caught fire.” (Greg Zuccolo)

Cast & Credits

With: Astrid Endruweit, Robert Gather, Herma Auguste Wittstock, Greg Zuccolo, I-Chen Zuffellato
Concept, Director: Michael Laub
Choreography: Greg Zuccolo and Michael Laub
Music: Larry Steinbachek
Light design: Nigel Edwards
Sound: Stephan Wöhrmann
Technical management: Jochen Massar
Director: Thomas Schütt

A production by Remote Control Productions and Sophiensaele.
Supported by the Capital Culture Fund.
With the kind support of Berlin Poche.


Sophienstraße 18
10178 Berlin

Tickets: (030) 283 52 66

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