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‹!
A great opportunity to see a lot of backsteinhaus productions!
For dance enthusiasts, Theater Rampe will be offering a DANCE subscription (TANZ-Abo) from the end of January. Visit three paid dance performances till the end of the season, and get free entrance on the fourth visit!
You can see from January 31 Platonia, from March 26th at Die tonight, live forever oder Das Prinzip Nosferatu, from May 9th Superbia and from May 16th Wolfgang.
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.
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.
A backsteinhaus production
Upcoming shows: 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.
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!
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.«
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.