2013 Absent

quarter to eight till quater past ten

A piece of the series ›Text and Dance‹

 

Beat the meat until it is tender and supple. Every fiber of the body, knead it, work it. The pig hangs and the barbecue is ready. We dance until the night falls and we celebrate the hell out of that pig.

›Absent‹ cleans up the cliché of the family and dives into an absurd story full of hate and sadness. About one’s skin, about the missing love, about the envious affection. Until somebody hangs!

A farewell to the happy family based very freely on the novel ›The Mussel Feast‹ from Birgit Vanderbeke.

 

 

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

 

 

Performer: Ariel Cohen, Caroline Intrup, Dominik Breuer, Tonatiuh Diaz Aguilar, Heiko Giering, Majon van der Schot

Team:
Artistic Direction: 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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