Platonia

The latest backsteinhaus production!

Upcoming show: 31. January / 01., 02., 27. & 28. February / 01. & 02. March 2019 // Theater Rampe, Stuttgart

The lust for life becomes fatality to the world as to humankind, susceptibility becomes our own noose. Out of great love for life, backsteinhaus produktion creates a counterconcept and is passionately devoted to purely organic material disposal. How closeness is practiced gently, how living together is sustainably negotiated and how life happens without leaving a trace tells this misanthropic-optimistic utopia of love. Let’s celebrate life with the protagonists of ›Platonia‹!

Die tonight, live forever oder Das Prinzip Nosferatu

Die tonight, live forever oder Das Prinzip Nosferatu | backsteinhaus produktion | Tanztheater // Physical Theatre // Dance Theatre

A Coproduction with the Theater Rampe and the Theater Lübeck

Debut performance: 30. November 2018 // Theater Lübeck
Stuttgart premiere: 26. March 2019 // Theater Rampe Stuttgart

Vampires are among us. ›DIE TONIGHT, LIVE FOREVER oder DAS PRINZIP NOSFERATU‹ is a multidisciplinary theater evening developed by the author Sivan Ben Yishai, the director Marie Bues, the choreographer Nicki Liszta and the dramaturge Anja Sackarendt for text, dance, drama, music and performance. A hybrid based on the question of the undead of today. How do people move through urban landscapes, through a radicalizing environment, between sharpening political and social fronts: on the screens of social networks, urged on identity constructs, surrounded by disguised and unveiled power positions, in the midst of the dynamics of gentrification and precarization, influencers and more ›viruses‹. ›DIE TONIGHT, LIVE FOREVER oder DAS PRINZIP NOSFERATU‹ examines the image of the vampire in terms of cultural criticism and body politics and tells from the different positions about the ›undead‹ – of the marginalized, forcibly-aligned or suppressed. Brush your teeth and shine with us!

Headless

Headless | backsteinhaus produktion | Tanztheater // Physical Theatre // Dance Theatre

A backsteinhaus production

Upcoming shows: 8. & 9. February 2019 // Lichthof Theater, Hamburg

Two, headless and stiff-necked, prepare themselves for a partner dance and sing a song together: a song against fear. ›Headless‹ is a parable of the time of general insecurity, resistance and its consequential damages – a posture exercise. Based on a straightforward position and the head as the body’s own resistance this duet was created at the time of the presidential election in the US in 2016 and can be taken literally in this sense. Because maintaining the position is difficult, the head tilts forward or backward, the human body straying stiff-necked and headless. And when the head steps out of line, madness forges ahead.

Wolfgang

Wolfgang | backsteinhaus produktion | Tanztheater // Physical Theatre // Dance Theatre

A backsteinhaus production

Upcoming shows: 16., 17. & 18. May 2019 // Theater Rampe, Stuttgart

›Wolfgang‹ was invited to Korea for the Seoul International Dance Festival 2018 and selected for the Tanz Yearbook 2018 as one of the seven best pieces about homeland.

If man fell on his hands, walked as a quadruped, let grow his fur and stood and howled, evolution would have taken a significant step. A piece for a speaker, a conductor, a musician and trucker, a choir, five to six dancers and a child. As wolves, they dance in a Europe, from which they were expelled for a long time. Wolfgang beats his path as an untamable endangerer, lonely, mangy and posthuman in search of a home. Who wants me? The ones looking for shelter present themselves at their best. Their territorial struggles, disputes about the order of rank and the tender care for the family can be observed at close range and in the wild.

Superbia

Superbia | backsteinhaus produktion | Tanztheater // Physical Theatre // Dance Theatre

A backsteinhaus production

Upcoming shows: 8., 9., 10. & 11. May 2019 // Theater Rampe, Stuttgart

In this orchestral ideological union, which cultivates its high culture through power demonstration and haughtiness, the arrogance of mankind is reflected. Superbias system shows the basic manipulative mechanisms of ideological systems. The power of persuasion that is necessary to prevail ideas and move masses is always a question of attitude. How much haughtiness does one have to show, so that people will follow? This is not about content, it is about control.

Nominated for the George Tabori Award

George Tabori Preis 2018 | backsteinhaus produktion | Tanztheater // Physical Theatre // Dance Theatre

We are nominated for the sponsorship award!

Award ceremony: 25. May 2018 // 19:00 // HAU1 – Hebbel am Ufer

The award honors the remarkable ability to create an experimental format and striking artistic handwriting, as an exploration of new aesthetic ways – an ›upcoming‹ regardless of age or working period, which is being noticed nationwide.
»The Stuttgarter Physical Theater Company ›backsteinhaus produktion‹ around Nicki Liszta« is among other things nominated »for her radical and unusual formal language, which creates a highly political dance theater.«

Portrait of Nicki Liszta in ›Tanz‹

Tanz – Zeitschrift für Ballett, Tanz und Performance, Januar 2018 | backsteinhaus produktion | Tanztheater // Physical Theatre // Dance Theatre

Thank you for this portrait by Angela Reinhardt in ›Tanz‹!

»Through a free scene that is practically silent, her pieces echo like little explosions. … Liszta’s art reduces the distance between the artist and the audience, substituting aesthetic contemplation or passive pondering through situations of horror and distance, provoking a physical reaction to what has been seen.«

To read in the January edition of ›Tanz‹ or online in the theater magazine of Friedrich-Verlag.

Humans are strangers

Humans are strangers | backsteinhaus produktion | Tanztheater // Physical Theatre // Dance Theatre

We are invited!

15. March 2018 // 8:00 pm // 22th International Solo-Dance-Theater Festival Stuttgart 2018

»I’m like you and you are like me. Don’t lie, I know that you feel deeply the same.«
In ›Humans are strangers‹ we give a sarcastic and exaggerated view on the power structures built from humans related to nature. The idea is dragged into the concret picture of the wild and free wolve in each of us. Domesticated and stylized, we give nature just as much freedom as we can cope with. What if we turn it around? Is it possible to escape from our human conditions?

Abfall der Welt

Abfall der Welt | backsteinhaus produktion | Tanztheater // Physical Theatre // Dance Theatre

Coproduction with Theater Rampe, Staatstheater Karlsruhe, Schloss Solitude & AdK Ludwigsburg

Premiere: 22. February 2018 // Staatstheater Karlsruhe

Stuttgart premiere: 21. March 2018 // Theater Rampe

›Waste of the world‹ plays with the mechanism of the residual, the idea of bodies as garbage, the cycle of industrial waste, as well as with the fact that dancing bodies have reached their zenith towards waste in the half of their life.
Nicki Liszta, the author Thomas Köck and the director Marie Bues develop together an evening on the cycle of waste, both ideological and material, for and with a mixed ensemble of dancers and actors.