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»Seeking like-minded people who love role-play games, happy to live out their fantasies and thinking, hypocritical double standards is a disease.«

The birthday party of a lady getting a bit long in the tooth. The atmosphere seems strange and unreal. The guests and the apparent host play games and tease each other. But what kind of a game is it in which they get involved more and more? Is it possible that everything is not real?

A piece about virtual worlds in a different way than first association.  Focused on the secret desires and the motives of the protagonists to go to the virtual world and to dive into it, the piece opens a wide range of new associations. The protagonists move fluently between reality and virtual space. What or who is just wishful thinking and where is the line? Is the virtual life really always so much better than reality?

 

Premiere: 11. June 2009 // Rotebühltheater, Stuttgart

 

Nominated for the Stuttgart Theater Award 2010

 

 

Dance and acting: Britta Gemmer, Diane Marstboom, Robert Skatulla / Tobias MacIsaac

Team:
Artistic Direction, Choreography: Nicki Liszta
Executive director, Artistic assistant: Isabelle Gatterburg
Szenography: Kaspar Wimberley
Stage & costumes: Susanne Kudielka
Speech training: Caroline Intrup
Music editing: Heiko Giering

Duration of the piece: ca. 60 minutes

 

Press:
»Surreal and beautifully absurd Dance Theater with three fascinating and unstoppable dancers, Britta Gemmer, Diane Marstboom and Robert Skatulla. … Extreme physical theatre to cheerful accordion folk music, a love story with passion and pain. As absurd as all of the images may be (Its hard to find a comparison for Nicki Lisztas wild imagination in the current dance scene), they do not feel artificial for one minute.« Angela Reinhardt, Eßlinger Zeitung / Tanznetz.de, 26.05.2008