In one of the halls on the extensive grounds is the warehouse of the Nesterval porcelain factory and its canteen, where members of the family, workers and residents meet. Martha Nesterval, outwardly loyal National Socialist, is on site for the company and is supposed to take her nephew under her wing. Her husband, a doctor loyal to the system, is supposed to cure the young man of his "dreamy nature". But the environment into which the aunt introduces the nephew opens up a whole new world for him. For at night, it is said, the company cafeteria becomes an unofficial, secret dive - and a refuge for "the nameless," whose lives by day are so often defined by self-denial, fear and threat.
The audience gets closer to the characters than ever before in this Nesterval production, because they embody the thoughts of the characters. Thoughts that constantly accompany them throughout the story.
Artistic Direction: Martin Finnland | Book: Teresa Löfberg | Co-Authors: Martin Finnland, Gisa Fellerer, Lorenz Tröbinger | Co-Conzept, Funding & Archive: Martin Walanka | Co-Direction: Lorenz Tröbinger | Dramaturgy: Tove Grün | Production: Sabine Anders | Set: Andrea Konrad | Props: Willy Mutzenpachner | Costume: Dritan Kosovrasti | Choreography: Marcelo Doño | Composition: Julian Muldoon | Text/Singing: Sarah Muldoon | Sound Design: Lorenz Tröbinger, Alkis Vlassakakis | Music Curation/Video: Alkis Vlassakakis
Photography: Tanja Hall
Trailer: Lorenz Tröbinger, Photography: Alexandra Thompson
Premiere 31.03./03.04.2022 - LICHTHOF Theater
Humans are becoming increasingly digital and the digital increasingly human. ALGORITHMIC BODIES invites us to engage with our relationship to technology.
In close collaboration with creative coder Gloria Schulz and using augmented reality technologies, this hybrid multimedia dance performance explores the extent to which we are already rooted in the technological spectrum and what traces our daily interaction with digital technologies and social networks leaves on us.
The bodies of two performers are scanned live and projected onto the stage set. These virtual representations are modified and distorted by augmented reality. A process that immerses us in a sensual world in which the boundaries between digital and analog realities blur, and man and machine intertwine and influence each other in an act-and-response game.
Artistic Direction, Choreography, Dance: Marcelo Doño | Creative Coding & Video Art: Gloria Schulz | Dance & Co-Choreography: Larissa Potapov | Sound Design: Maya Herrmann | Costume & Setdesign: Hanna Scherwinski & Elisa Bross | Dramaturgy: Isabelle Wapnitz | Creative Consulting: Patricia Carolin Mai | Creative Producing: Uta Engel | Social Media: Uta Engel & Lisa Kruse | Lightdesign & Tech: Sönke Herm | Fotography: Tanja Hall | Graphic: Irma Crusat | Video Documentation & Editing: Diana Sánchez
Vielen Dank an: Studio für unbegrenzte Möglichkeiten, Merle-Mischke-Klee Kollektiv, FUNDUS Theater, Dachverband freie darstellende Künste (DfdK), die WIESE e.G., Felina Levits.
Funded by: Behörde für Kultur & Medien Hamburg, Hamburgische Kulturstiftung, Mara & Holger Cassens Stiftung..
But the North German national epic is only the starting point for an immersive theater game that retells the canonical story of the downfall of the Buddenbrook merchant family: On the edge of the entertainment district, the stranded of society come together every evening at the Budd'n'brooks to find their piece of happiness under the protection of the neon light.
For a long time, the shining light of big business in the amusement industry overshadowed the dark side of the family-run establishment.The rules of the market have remained the same, but business is no longer good. Some have a lot to lose, but many have nothing left. In this elaborate immersive theater-game production, theatergoers encounter familiar characters, sex work and rave excesses; and they themselves become protagonists who can change the fate of individuals or the entire family and this play.
Concept, Artistic Direction: Martin Finnland | Script, Dramaturgy: Teresa Löfberg | Co-Concept: Martin Walanka | Production: Emilie Kleinszig; Willy Mutzenpachner | Set: Andrea Konrad; Martin Bogisch, Ruth Grau, Willy Mutzenpachner, Chiara Seide | Choreography: Marcelo Doño | Costume: Imke Paulick
Movement research focused on the spectrum of queer bodies in dance. Seeking to deconstruct cannons ofgender and hegemonial manliness within movent structures. Bringing awareness to preset sociedical notions of being and seeking to tear it down.
This work was made possible by the program "Kultur Hält Zsammen"
by the Hamburgische Kulturstiftung & the Dorit and Alexander Otto Stiftung.
Premiere 18./19.09.2020 - LICHTHOF Theater
"Grind Me" is a multimedia immersive solo dance performance. The project is about the hyper-sexualized body in the digital world and how this affects and redefines the way it moves, presents and performs.
The performance explores a social phenomenon that mainly affects homosexual men, but also shows up in all other social groupings: "the naked selfie." The sharing of self-created pornographic material in dating apps has become mainstream. A development that brings change and a new form of intimacy.
Viewers are invited to look at the dark corners of sexuality and intimacy in the digital age and to question where the limits of the objectification of our self and the consumability of fast eroticism lie.