›zwischen häuten‹ considers the web of relationships and rules of real encounters taking place in an observed situation. Whether ›Big Brother‹ or ›I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!‹ – the content of these shows are the interpersonal relationships of the protagonists and the resulting daily dramas. Sensationalism versus precarious everyday staging.
What drives these dramas? Is the desire for personal spectacles a deeply human trait? ›zwischen häuten‹ sheds light on the border between intimate and public and asks for one’s own desire to stage private confessions.
Premiere: 23. Mai 2008 // Rotebühltheater Stuttgart
Awarded with the Stuttgart Theater Award 2008
Performance and creation: Isabelle Gatterburg, Dimitra Kolokouri, Ineke Wolters
Musicians: Georg Bomhard, Heiko Giering, Thorge Pries
Artistic director: Nicki Liszta
Szenography: Kaspar Wimberley
Music director: Georg Bomhard
Duration of the piece: ca. 60 minutes
»One of the women sits at the table and waits almost the entire performance for her guest to arrive. She whiles away the time talking with smoked fish. Another drowns herself dramatically in a bucket, and the last runs away, followed by her camera, out of the theatre and down the stairs, where she is finally taken hostage by a fish in a car. … The performance constantly plays with your expectations, repeatedly piling one surprise on top of another.« Angela Reinhardt, Eßlinger Zeitung/Tanznetz.de, 26.05.2008
›zwischen häuten‹ was funded through the City of Stuttgart, the Landesverband freier Theater Baden-Württemberg e. V., mit Mitteln des Ministeriums für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst and the Landesbank Baden-Württemberg. Kindly supported by Atelier Roseweiss and Burkert & Miller GmbH.