Cocooning /kəˈkuːnɪŋ/ – Guest performance at HochX, EinTanzHaus and Lichthof

Haus der Antikörper | backsteinhaus produktion | Tanz // Theater // Dance

19.-21. February 2021 // HochX, München /// 15.-20. März 2021 // EinTanzHaus, Mannheim /// 25.-28. March 2021 // Lichthof Theater, Hamburg

We look forward to the online guest performances at HochX from Munich, EinTanzHaus from Mannheim and the Lichthof Theater Hamburg!

In ›Cocooning / kəˈkuːnɪŋ /‹ the virus brings its sweet gift to the cellar, where a kidney is doing its lonely hard work until then. In the bathroom a lung is barely able to breathe and in the living-room a uterus is always ready to receive. The heart beats everywhere and swells with the rhythm of a resuscitation. From room to room and from organ to organ, the virus pushes open doors and also the circulation.

Corona update

Dear audience, dear colleagues!

Like everyone, we have to react to the current situation due to the virus every day. We continue working, even if this is no longer possible in the same form as before.

The premiere of the latest backsteinhaus production Show down at Theater Rampe is planned for September 29th!

Until then, you can see our dance film Cocooning /kəˈkuːnɪŋ/!
As a guest performance at HochX from Munich and the Lichthof Theater Hamburg and as a double feature House of Antibodies together with the theater film ›Pandemic – A Revenant‹ on
Click here for the dates.

Best wishes and stay healthy!

House of Antibodies

Haus der Antikörper | backsteinhaus produktion | Tanz // Theater // Dance

A Coproduction with Theater Rampe and Theater Lübeck

Upcoming Dates: 12. March 2021 // The soundtrack of the House of Antibodies // Live at Radio Rampe /// 13.-21. March 2021 //

A double feature of two films tells about the virus breaking into all rooms and organs of the ›House of Antibodies‹.

What if a virus was not just the serious attack at an organism? What if he led society not into a collapse but out of it? The residents of the ›House of Antibodies‹ reinterpret the pandemic and, thanks to the virus, mutate into resistant antibodies. They are relieved when it breaks down disease-causing norms and habits. This virus brings neither illness nor death to the organism, but – on the contrary – healing. This pandemic places a quarantine on society that overcomes previous periods of standstill and isolation, and marks the start of a brave new world.

Show down

Show down | backsteinhaus produktion | Tanz // Theater // Dance

The latest backsteinhaus production!

Premiere: 29. September, 2021 // Theater Rampe, Stuttgart

›Show down‹ is a solo for a human prototype and an entire ensemble’s collection of stories of our origin, newly narrating and retelling the story of incarnation. The ensemble dives into our past, learns and hides, searches for traces, imitates, dances, and invites you on a special ancestral path. And thus prepares the next forward role into another future.

Wolfgang at the Fringe Festivals in Stockholm and Istanbul!

Wolfgang | backsteinhaus produktion | Tanz // Theater // Dance

A backsteinhaus production

15.-19. Sept 2020 // online // Stockholm Fringe Festival, Sweden

21.-27. Sept 2020 // online // Istanbul Fringe Festival, Turkey

We are very happy to be invited to the Stockholm Fringe Festival STOFF and the Istanbul Fringe Festival!
›Wolfgang‹ will be shown online. The good thing about it, you can watch the video stream from the comfort of your own armchair!

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.

›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.


Vesper | backsteinhaus produktion | Tanz // Theater // Dance

A production for children (4+) by JES – Junges Ensemble Stuttgart in collaboration with backsteinhaus produktion

The table is set, at least for us. ›Vesper‹ explores through dance playful the common break and hunger as a subjective as well as a global monster. Visually rich and almost textless, the two performer search for a fair distribution among each other and are accompanied and supported by the young audience in the final shared snack. It will be danced, shared, played, eaten, burped and farted until the police arrives, the stage gets sick and a big question remains in the room: How the hell can we make it, make up for it, change it?


The latest backsteinhaus production!

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‹!


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

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.

Nominated for the George Tabori Award 2018

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

We are nominated for the sponsorship award!

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.