Something is lost here. There are many things that are obviously lost. Having a nice and affordable place to live in, for example, or strong unions. But it’s not that, it’s something else. It has left us in such a determined way, that it is impossible to say what that thing was, that got lost. It can’t have happened long ago. Maybe just five years, or twenty.
Something is lost here, and we don’t know what it is. What was the thing that is now lacking? Was it subtle and fragile? We don’t know. We circle around that lack, follow its traces, trying to find out, how it came into being. Why did we start lacking it, and how?
Through studying the story of this loss, we hope to get a feeling of what that thing could have been. Tilman Kanitz and Niklas Draeger teamed up with stage and costume designer Anna Philippa Müller and co-choreographers Frank Willens, Ixchel Mendoza and Shade Théret, to explore this loss in a spatial experiment: How to relate to the space we are in? How do environments support human relations, or evaporate them? How can we embody space? How do environments disperse or swallow sound? How can we listen to the surrounding sounds, what can we add, and how does this addition support or transform what is already there?
How can we be together?
Concept, Direction & Choreography: Tilman Kanitz & Niklas Draeger
Costume & Stage: Anna Philippa Müller
Co-Choregraphy: Frank Willens, Ixchel Mendoza and Shade Théret
Music: John Dowlan (Fantasia for Lute solo, Flow my tears for Lute and Voice), Ernstalbrecht Stiebler (Dd for Cello solo, Im Takt for Bongos), Tilman Kanitz (lines 1, vers. 1+2 for Cello solo), Ernstalbrecht Stiebler (organ flute), Alexander Iezzi (Bongos), Pedro Alcacer Doria (Lute), Tilman Kanitz (Cello)
Dramaturgy: Niklas Draeger
Dramaturgical consultancy: Chloe Firouzian
With: Pedro Alcacer Doria, Ernstalbrecht Stiebler, Alexander Iezzi, Tilman Kanitz, Ixchel Mendoza, Shade Théret, Frank Willens, Elijas Willens, Niklas Draeger
Artistic realisation Costume: Anna Philippa Müller & Ines Dautel
Artistic realisation stage design bus: Leander Kreissl
Stage & costume design apprentice: Sophia Mitterhofer
Production-Assistant: Max von Mechow
Documentation: Amelie Kahn-Ackermann (Foto), Chloe Firouzian (Foto & Video), Arnold Trautwein (Video)
Unterstützt durch das NATIONALE PERFORMANCE NETZ – STEPPING OUT NPN, gefördert von der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien im Rahmen der Initiative NEUSTART KULTUR. Hilfsprogramm Tanz.
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