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Recording: 2022-11-09 , HAU2 Hebbel am Ufer (Video © Bickmann & Kolde GbR)

Simone Aughterlony, Julia Häusermann

No Gambling

NO LIMITS Festival | HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU2)

Production Details / Press Releases

Living means taking a certain amount of risk. The act of gambling or instant decision making brings us in intimate relation with time. It opens us to uncertain futures as well as shifts our constructions of the past. In “No Gambling”, objects from gambling culture such as dice, playing cards and billiard balls serve as all-connecting objects. “No Gambling” plays with repetition and morality, with notions of addiction and desire. On stage, Frank appears as a hybrid being, Nele as a human-sized dice and Simone as a joker – each in their own distinct way, making unreal appearances and disappearances as they perform every-day magic with the collection of things within reach.

A mobile structure hangs in the space like a strange constellation of cosmic junk. The work on the mobile becomes creative destruction, the connected objects come out of balance, and everything threatens to collapse. The figures react to the eternal beat that puts them into a trance-like dance, making everything spin like a roulette table or even the planets. The question remains: What is at stake? When the ice melts, when the sand is redistributed, when the whole melon is eaten, what are we still playing with?

[Source: play bill]

TFB Nr. 1705

Cast & Credits

Direction: Simone Aughterlony, Julia Häusermann
With: Simone Aughterlony, Julia Häusermann, Nele Jahnke
Theatre pedagogy: Anna Fierz
Music: Gérald Kurdian
Stage: Thibault Vancraenenbroeck
Light design: Joseph Wegmann
Costume: Nathalie Pallandre
Dramaturgy: Jorge León
Technical direction: Marie Prédour
Stage management: Jan Olieslagers
Light: Marek Lamprecht
Sound: Nicolas Houssan
Production management: Omar Hallawi
Management: Marc Streit
Administration: Karin Erdmann

Production: Imbricated Real
Co-production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Festival Theaterformen (Hannover), Theaterhaus Gessnerallee (Zürich), Tanzhaus Zürich, Arsenic Centre d’art scénique contemporain (Lausanne)
Funded by: Kultur Stadt Zürich, Fachstelle Kultur Kanton Zürich, Pro Helvetia – Schweizer Kulturstiftung, Ernst Görner Stiftung, Landis & Gyr Stiftung, Stiftung Anne-Marie Schindler, Schweizerische Interpretenstiftung, Georges und Jenny Bloch Stiftung, Migros Kulturprozent Zürich, NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ Coproduction Fund for Dance, which is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media

NO LIMITS Festival Berlin
Organised by: Lebenshilfe Kunst und Kultur gGmbH
In collaboration with: HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Theater Thikwa, Ballhaus Ost, RambaZamba Theater, Lebenshilfe Berlin, nbw Nordberliner Werkgemeinschaft
Funded by: Aktion Mensch, Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe.

HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU2)

Hallesches Ufer 32
10963 Berlin

Tickets: +49 (0)30 259 004 27

Video Documentation

The video documentation is produced on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion. 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)

Simone Aughterlony / Trailers and Video Documentations

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