Production Details / Press Releases
“EXIT” is dedicated to an ever-present phenomenon of western theatre buildings: the obligatory lighting of emergency exit signs. Like many theatre artists, Antonia Baehr has also made continuous efforts to suppress this “visual noise” that makes a real blackout impossible. Here, however, she makes them the stars of her lecture performance. “EXIT” takes us into a sphere between light and dark, where the green glow confronts us with the supposedly xed oppositions of “inside” and “outside”, “safety” and “danger” or “body” and “image.” It is a dream journey through the things that theatre tries to repress and the phantasm of the Western image of humanity it has helped to create.
TFB Nr. 1244
Cast & Credits
Concept & performance: Antonia Baehr
Technical direction & sound design: Carola Caggiano
Dramaturgy: Lindy Annis
Dramaturgical advice: Bettina Knaup, Mayte Zimmermann
Research: Manon Haase, Laura Schilling, Sarah Tehranian
Production assistance: Nele Beinborn
Organisation: Alexandra Wellensiek
Based on audio messages by: Lindy Annis, Frédéric Bigot, Frieder Butzmann, Carola Caggiano, Mette Edvardsen, Silvia Fanti, Neo Hülcker, André Lepecki, JMK Nicholas, Stefan Pente, Anne Quirynen, Michael Schlund, Anna Wagner and an interview with Susanne Görres
Thanks to: Cris Blanco, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Susanne Görres & team HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Eva Meyer-Keller, Constanze Schellow, Anna Wagner and team Künstlerhaus Mousonturm.
Production: make up productions
Co-production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm (Frankfurt a. M.), Theater Freiburg (Freiburg)
Supported by NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ Coproduction Fund for Dance, which is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.
HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU1)
Tickets: +49 (0)30 259 004 27
The video documentation is produced on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. The purpose of this contract is to document productions in the field of contemporary dance in Berlin. The master recordings are archived by the University Library of the Berlin University of Arts. Copies of the recordings on DVD are available for viewing exclusively in the reference collections of the following archives (at media desks in these institutions):
University Library of the Berlin University of Arts
Mediathek für Tanz und Theater des Internationalen Theaterinstituts / Mime Centrum Berlin
Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin (HZT)