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Recording: 2014-10-02 , Sophiensæle (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Martin Nachbar

THINGAMAJIG – Ein Körperapparat


Production Details / Press Releases

How is the theatrical experience created? For performers and the audience alike, physical activity and exertion are requirements. Based on this theory, Thingamajig sets out to examine the interplay between the movements of sitting and watching, together with the working body in motion. A choreography emerges, in which observing is considered participation and where the dancers are set in motion by the resistance and overlapping between dance and work. At the end both the performers and audience will leave the theater as if it would have been the oeuvre itself.

Cast & Credits

Artistic director: Martin Nachbar
Dance, choreography: Philipp Enders, Coralie Meinguet, Benjamin Pohlig, Martin Neighbor (as representative for Jochen Roller), Sunniva Vikør Egenes
Coaching: Jan Burkhardt
Dramaturgy: Valto Kuuluvainen
Music: Boris Hauf
Light: Bruno Pocheron
Construction light elements: Claire Terrien
Costumes: Marion Montel
Costume assistant: Léa Girod Piskiewicz
Production: Susanne Beyer
Production assistant: Dino Spiri

A production by Martin Nachbar in coproduction with SOPHIENSAELE. Funded by Hauptstadtkulturfonds, der Regierenden Bürgermeisters von Berlin – Senatskanzlei – Kulturelle Angelegenheiten and Kunststiftung NRW. In coopertaion with Dock 11/Eden and Uferstudios.


Sophienstraße 18
10178 Berlin

Tickets: (030) 283 52 66

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)

Martin Nachbar / Trailers and Video Documentations

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