2013 Absent

quarter to eight till quater past ten

A piece of the series ›Text and Dance‹

 

What happens when a family structure that should feed, protect and care, turns out to be toxic for all of it’s members? The physical theatre production ›Absent‹, based on the novel ›The Mussel Feast‹ from Birgit Vanderbeke, demystifies the idealisation of family, and shows that shame, blasphemy and craving for attention belong to family celebrations as much as the cake and the barbecue.

›Quarter to eight untill quater past ten‹ is meant literally. The choreographer Nicki Liszta and her team need that amount of time to drive the public from the Theaterhaus Stuttgart to the party location, serve them a family dinner and bring them back to reality.

 

Premiere: 19. July 2013 // Theaterhaus & Kulturhaus Arena, Stuttgart

Guest performances:
16. April 2015 // at the festival 6 tage frei, Theater Rampe, Stuttgart
3. May 2015 // E-Werk, Freiburg

 

Awarded with the Dance and Theater Award of Baden-Württemberg 2015

 

 

Tanz und Schauspiel: Ariel Cohen, Caroline Intrup, Dominik Breuer, Tonatiuh Diaz Aguilar, Majon van der Schot

Musician: Heiko Giering

Team:
Artistic Direction, Choreography: Nicki Liszta
Direction: Christian Müller
Executive director, Artistic assistant: Isabelle v. Gatterburg
Lighting design, Scenography: Kaspar Wimberley
Music director: Heiko Giering
Dramaturgy: Rebecca Egeling
Assistant: Kira Burkeljca

Duration of the piece: ca. 130 minutes

 

With ›Absent‹ backsteinhaus produktion / nicki liszta & co. starts the series ›Text und Tanz‹. Funded through conceptions-subsidies of the City of Stuttart and project-subsidies of the Landesverband Freie Tanz- und Theaterschaffende Baden-Württemberg e.V. aus Mitteln des Ministeriums für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst des Landes Baden-Württemberg. Kindly supported by SSB Stuttgart, Theaterhaus Stuttgart, Produktionszentrum Tanz und Performance Stuttgart and the Waldheim Heimberg.

 

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