INTERNATIONALES THEATERINSTITUT / MIME CENTRUM BERLIN

MEDIATHEK

FÜR TANZ

UND THEATER

MCB-TV-6002

Straatstaal

Beschreibung

Straatstaal - The project includes four performances which are presented on consecutive days. The audience watches something different every day. It is an ode to the street, a visual and music performance without words. Straatstaal was premiered in 2001.

- Islands - Live visual art. Scenes are in contrast to the day-to-day street. Actions happen simultaneously in different places - in space station, between pilgrims on the road, between ahusband and wife locked up in a steel wardrobe. The audience watches separate scenes. stops at them and passes on to others. There is a sense of estrangement and emotional apprehension.

- Walking Spectacle - Two butchers slaughter a ship and build a lighthouse from the skeleton. At one moment a large circle becomes a stage surrounded by spectators, in antoher one they follow actors into another stage space. It is a combination of dynamic action, peculiar constructions and space music. You hear, you see, you smell, you live through and you put yourself into the feelings of the others.

- Infiltrations - Actors move through the audience in small groups. They improvise, causing commotions and provoking reactions. They react to anything they see on the street - cash despensers, dogs, scaffoldings, fountains or prams. Their performance reaches the bounds of acceptability. They shock, surprise and entertain the audience. The company ends the day by playing the drums while their movements walking down the street resemble machines.

- Participation Fair - Actors are mechanics in a world where the main part is played by accidental passers-by. Three short acts are repeated again and again. These are absurd scenes, based on day-to-day rituals known to everybody. A kamikaze pilot prepares for his flight, gets off and breaks his leg. Members of the audience dry their noses with white handkerchiefs and set down their last words of farewell.

It seems that the actors move in a parallel reality where some things work differently from experiences we are used to.
(by Leeuwarder Courant)

Reviews:
Warner & Consorten create a garden full of lively sculptural groups turning the picture of the street upside down. (by Trouw)

The performance arouses astonishment thanks to magnificent short shots, mad meanderings and technical brilliancy. (by NRC)

10th International Festival Theatre Pilsen Booklet (Printed Edition)
Regie
Gruppe / Compagnie / Ensemble
Darsteller
Standorte
MCB
Reihe
Sprache
CZ
Aufnahmedatum
Donnerstag, 12. September 2002
Orte
Stadt
Plzen
Land
Tschechische Republik
Schlagworte