Portrait of Nicki Liszta in ›Tanz‹

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

We are happy about 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.


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

The latest backsteinhaus production!

Premiere: 6. June 2018 // Theater Rampe, Stuttgart

Guest performance: 27. October 2018 // EinTanzHaus, Mannheim

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‹!

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.«

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.

Das Licht im Kasten

A production of Theater Lübeck
With Nicki Liszta as choreographer!

Premiere: 13. April 2018 // 8:00 pm // Theater Lübeck // Tickets

Nicki Liszta as choreographer and Ariel Cohen, who regularly appears in our pieces as a dancer and performer, are for this by Marie Bues directed piece in Lübeck!

Nobel laureate Elfriede Jelinek revolves around fashion in a sharp comedic manner and with her own clear-sightedness of language: her words surround meaning and nonsense, point to each other, become fleeting and transparent for meanings that are layered in them – like sophisticated clothing. Jelinek breathlessly discusses acceleration, fast lane fashion, fast fashion, exploitation and sustainability and comes to the body. She reflects on the aging and the own transience, which are reflected in the eternally new fashion.

Rampe cooking with backsteinhaus

We would like to invite you!

3. May 2018 // 8:00 pm // Theater Rampe Weinladen // Registration

backsteinhaus produktion has been locating the dance in Theatre Rampe for a year and now we want to get to know the audience even better and offer this possibility the other way around. Directly, bluntly and very close, we want to talk, cook, perform and maybe choreograph a bit with our guests. The menu includes 3 courses, the exploration of matters of taste and a delicate interplay of theater service and performative freedom. We invite 10 guests on 8th December, to mix, to stir and to shake the structures of free dance and theater with us.


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

A backsteinhaus production

Next shows: 18., 19. & 20. October 2018 // Theater Rampe, Stuttgart

If man would fell on his hands, walk as a quadruped, let grow his fur and stand and howl, an evolutionary step would be taken. A piece for a speaker, a conductor, a musician and trucker, a choir, five to six dancers and one child. As wolves they dance back to a Europe from which they have been 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 | backsteinhaus produktion | Tanztheater // Physical Theatre // Dance Theatre

A backsteinhaus production


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.


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

A backsteinhaus production

›Headless‹ is a parable for the time of general uncertainty, counter-defense and its consequences. It is a positioning exercise and a song against fear. Based on a bad body posture, and the head as a body’s own resistance, the choreographer Nicki Liszta developed together with the dancers this couple dance.

How to sell a murder house

How to sell a murder house | backsteinhaus produktion | Tanztheater // Physical Theatre // Dance Theatre

A coproduction of backsteinhaus produktion and Theater Rampe

With Sibylle Berg’s ›How to sell a murder house – A danced real estate portfolio‹, the director Marie Bues and the choreographer Nicki Liszta imagine drastic explorations of reality: while the city sinks in the civil war, a man saves himself in the vacant house on the Hill as last resort. But even up here the madness of the big city, the crisis of the corporate and financial world and the failure of the white, western, heterosexual man can not be stopped … An abominable evil and at the same time tragic horror trip!