Production Details / Press Releases
In the middle of our society marked by dating and coaching, Martin Clausen and colleagues celebrate formal and informal, functional and dysfunctional forms of communication. When conversation is no longer possible and mutual misunderstanding, breaches of trust and defense mechanisms take over, the protagonists continue the exchange in a different form. What follows are savage fights, futile and more or less successful attempts to animate limp bodies – and approaches ranging from the heartfelt to the erotic, with diverging conceptions of closeness. They practice tragicomic approaches, keeping and losing contacts – and quite consciously affirm non-examining, non-knowing, non-capability as an indispensable part of interpersonal interaction.
Cast & Credits
Concept: Martin Clausen, Johannes Hock
Performance: Martin Clausen, Rahel Savoldelli, Peter Trabner
Music: Mario Schulte, Doc Schoko, Harald Wissler
Space / objects: Ivan Bazak – Karpatentheater
Light: Benjamin Schälike
Costumes: Lisa Kentner & Malena Modéer
Collaboration: Werner Waas, Mia Sellmann
Production & Press: björn & björn
Collaboration text: Frank B. Halfar, Kristina Keller, Ren Saibara, Mr. and Mrs. Stendel, Michael Grotehusmann
Thanks to Jutta Hell and Dieter Baumann (Rubato), Jens Jäger and the Orthologists, Knutberger, Wilfried Hanefeld, Lena Pasberg and Kerstin Rau-Schubert (Erich-Raddatz-Haus).
Coproduction: Martin Clausen and colleagues, HAU Hebbel am Ufer.
Funded by the Governing Mayor of Berlin -Senatskanzlei – Cultural Affairs.
HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU3)
Tempelhofer Ufer 10
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)