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Recording: 2013-02-28 , HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU3) (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Martin Clausen und Kollegen

Don’t hope

HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU3)

Production Details / Press Releases

After the disbanding of Two Fish, the collective that he co-founded, Martin Clausen, one of the most significant protagonists in Berlin’s independent scene, continues his work with an ensemble of players, both familiar and new. Accompanied by the musicians Doc Schoko, Mario Schulte, and Harald Wissler, four performers begin a process of group dynamics with an open end. In preparation for the production, the protagonists – Johannes Dullin, Johannes Hock, Peter Trabner, Martin Clausen – spoke with the mentally disturbed, the almost-disturbed, and the non-disturbed, as if there were no differences among them. Is it possible to respond to disappointments or rejections with reactive patterns that are not solely based on imitating behavioral patterns? The performers act in the hope of finding a quite personal form of intelligence for such situations. Can this result in a better society, a better “ego”? They continue to make demands on one another until it all becomes too much. Their well-trained techniques in perseverance fail them. In the end, desperation seems to be the simplest way out.

Cast & Credits

Concept / Direction: Martin Clausen
Performance: Martin Clausen, Johannes Dullin, Johannes Hock and Peter Trabner
Music: Doc Schoko, Mario Schulte, Harald Wissler
Stage and objects: Ivan Bazak – Karpatentheater
Light design: Benjamin Schälike
Costumes: Anna-Lisa Kentner, Malena Modéer
Artistic cooperation: Werner Waas
Press and production: björn & björn
Thanks to: the participants in the Seniorenheimhaus der Arbeiterwohlfahrt Gravelottestraße Munich, in particular Mrs. T. and Mrs. K., as well as the therapist Mrs. Ismaeli, all colleagues from DO TANK, in particular Satu Herrala, Angelika Fink and Katrin Dollinger, Anna Henckel-Donnersmarck, Dan Armon, Angela Schubot, Gerd Brendel, Reinhold Truß-Trautwein, Leonie Rodrian, Ida Kunz, Ludger Orlok and Barbara Friedrich
Production: Martin Clausen. Coproduction: HAU Hebbel am Ufer. Funded by the Governing Mayor of Berlin – Senatskanzlei – Cultural Affairs and the Fonds Darstellende Künste e.V.

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