Production Details / Press Releases
A duck enters a supermarket, a clown enters a bar, an astronaut enters a bank, a stand up comedian enters a dance theatre. He is confused, he is wrong. He is lost. He wants to scape. A series of absurd situations are happening; the duck goes after a kid, the clown tells a bad joke, the astronaut flirts with an old lady, the stand up comedian cannot go out of his own premiere, he is trapped. It is a nightmare. The audience are sitting quietly and well-behaved in perfect lines, they are staring at him. Nobody has introduced him. The space is too big and the floor too black. His suit feels too tight. Where are his dancing leggings? His body is enchanted; his movements become his jokes and laying around objects his toys.
PREMIERE is a show, which adapts the rules of a stand up comedy into a dance performance.
PREMIERE is part of Felix Marchand ongoing research on comedy. Last year he created STAND UP in collaboration with Silke Z.
Cast & Credits
Concept, director and performance: Felix Marchand
Co-director: Ayara Hernández Holz, Silke Z.
Dramaturgy: Ayara Hernández Holz
Research und artistic contribution: Silke Z., Angus Balbernie, Eno Krojanker
Light-design: Benjamin Schälike
Press: björn & björn
Production: LUPITA PULPO, Silke Z. resistdance (funded by Kulturamt der Stadt Köln, Ministerium für Familie, Kinder, Jugend, Kultur und Sport des Landes NRW, Kunststiftung NRW, Kölner Künstler Theater (KKT)
Support by: Casarrodante
Funded by the Mayer of Berlin – Senatskanzlei – Kulturelle Angelegenheiten
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):