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Recording: 2012-11-15 , Sophiensæle (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Clément Layes, Public in Private

Things that surround us


Production Details / Press Releases

Each day, we are surrounded by objects – carrying a particular meaning, offering certain functions. We move through the course of everyday objects, passing through them in an unaware but none the less extremely rehearsed choreography of everyday life. Things that surround us deals with the relation between human beings and their environment. How do we shape our environment – and vice versa: how are we governed by the objects, that surround us? Three performers enter an unusual thing-world on stage and turn daily life into an adventurous experience.

Cast & Credits

PERFORMANCE, CO-CHOREOGRAPHY: Felix Marchand, Ante Pavic, Vincent Weber
DRAMATURGY: Florian Feigl
STAGE, OBJECTS: Marinus van Eldik
LIGHT: Ruth Waldeyer
MUSIC: Tian Rotteveel
PRODUCTION: björn & björn
A production by Public in Private in coproduction with Workspace Brussels and SOPHIENSÆLE.
Funded by the Governing Mayor of Berlin – Senatskanzlei – Cultural Affairs and the Fonds Darstellende Künste e.V ..
Thanks to BSR, Haver & Boecker, Alfred Kärcher and Kärcher Center Benne. Flutgraben eV, Irina Müller, Justin Pallermo, Tommy Noonan, and all the artists who took part in the associations circle in Berlin and Brussels, interrupted the process and contributed to the work with their ideas, their interest, their concerns and their diligence.


Sophienstraße 18
10178 Berlin

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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)

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