Show down

Photos: Alex Wunsch


›Show down‹ is a solo for a human prototype and an entire ensemble’s collection of stories of our origin, newly narrating and retelling the story of incarnation.

backsteinhaus produktion set out on a search for the origin, deconstruct our species, reconstruct our ancestors, and look back 200,000 years in history. They have a go at the moment when it all began. When Homo Erecta took the evolutionary forward role to Homo sapiens, when man was still naked and the stage was empty. When humans and their colleagues, the apes, shared the physical world that separates them.

The ensemble dives into our past, learns and hides, searches for traces, imitates, dances, and invites you on a special ancestral path. And thus prepares the next forward role into another future.


Premiere: 10. March 2021 // Theater Rampe, Stuttgart

More shows: 12. & 13. March 2021 // Theater Rampe, Stuttgart

Guest performance:
19. & 20. March 2021 // EinTanzHaus, Mannheim
26. & 27. March 2021 // Hoch X Theater und Live Art, München
02.-04. April 2021 // LICHTHOF Theater, Hamburg



Performance and creation: Chloé Beillevaire, Steven Chotard, Isabelle Gatterburg, Britta Gemmer, Miroslav Kochanek, Andreia Rodrigues

Musician: Heiko Giering

Artistic director: Nicki Liszta
Executive director and artistic assistant:
Isabelle Gatterburg
Music director and composition:
Heiko Giering
Stage & Costumes:
Nina Malotta, Rebecca Moltenbrey, Moritz Martin
Dramaturgy: Tobias Tönjes
Video: Christopher Bühler
Public Relations: Kathrin Stärk
As well as the technical and team support of the Theater Rampe


Realized in cooperation with the Theater Rampe. Funded through subsidies of the City of Stuttgart, and with the Ministry for ›Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst des Landes Baden-Württemberg‹. With the support of ›Wilhelma – Zoologisch-Botanischer Garten Stuttgart‹.


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