Das Lux-Protokoll // The lux protocol

A piece of the series ›Life is no picnic – The 7 deadly sins‹

Photos: Felix Sauter


We scream the blasphemy out loud and shoot any secrecy at the beginning.

The father is dead. The family is celebrating. The line between longing and family caress blurs. Who writes minutes on such an evening at which the conventions of a reactionary union threaten to fall apart? Where the boundary of shame of each individual is examined, exceeded and trimmed. The maid, who still does not escape from its colonial structures, has the knowledge. Of everything and everyone.

The holy family as an institution may go down tattered and beheaded in history and will not be removed from the protocol. So we’ll bury her right now.


Premiere: 16. Dezember 2010 // Rotebühltheater, Stuttgart



Performance and creation: Britta Gemmer, Tonatiuh Diaz, Gonçalo Cruzinha, Caroline Intrup, Benedikt MacIsaak, Martha Pasakopoulou, Margarethe Wäckerle

Musicians: Erik Reisinger, Heiko Giering, Henry Kasper, Matthew Bookert, Thorge Pries

Artistic director: Nicki Liszta
Executive director and artistic assistant: Isabelle Gatterburg
Szenography: Kaspar Wimberley
Music director and composition: Heiko Giering
Graphic design: Simone Knapek

Duration of the piece: ca. 90 minutes


The Soundtrack of ›Das Lux-Protokoll‹ is available on CD!
For 10,- € you can order the CD via E-mail at shop@nickiliszta.de.


»Nicki Liszta brings with her dance theater piece ›Das Lux-Protokoll‹ humour into the Stuttgart dance scene …  – never in a performance all the performers were dead so quickly. The signs on the door of 
Rotebühltheater warn against shooting during the performance – though they do not warn, against the morally and physically violent dance theater attack, behind the puffy-gray satin curtains of a narrow living room. … At the gypsy ska and klezmer polka is now developing a funeral feast of the most absurd kind … with Nicki Liszta dance is not fake, it is not intellectuale and sophisticated but dance what it is in its full force: real and physically, sensual and violent … Well ›Das Lux-Protokoll‹ has something from the danish Dogme films Nicki Liszta relies on, but here the dance is more dissected and absurd. Danced by a brilliant ensemble that dances until total exhaustion. … Who is strong enough to go, should do so.« Angela Reinhardt, Esslinger Zeitung, 12.18.2010