Dance Theatre // Physical Theatre
Nicki Liszta founded ›backsteinhaus produktion‹ during her studies in 2005. Since 2008 the team consisting of the composer and musician Heiko Giering and the dancer and project manager Isabelle Gatterburg has been working together with the choreographer Nicki Liszta in Stuttgart. Different artists complete the team for each production.
The individual and recognizable signature of ›backsteinhaus produktion‹ is the creation of absurd worlds with an authentic and real aesthetic. The work is located at the interface between contemporary dance and theater and focuses on the performers with their diversity. The pieces always give a taste of the contradictory nature of the worlds in which we live. The dark side of the individual and the community is related to current affairs.
Reduced to specific social, physical and spatial conditions, the pieces create their own cosmos. Whether in the black box, as well as in the development at non-theater-spaces, ›backsteinhaus produktion‹ realizes dance theatre which illuminates the absurdity and grotesquerie of our interstices.
2016-2019 ›backsteinhaus produktion‹ is working in cooperation with Theater Rampe in Stuttgart. The company was funded 2010-2017 through conception-subsidies and from 2018 through institutional subsidies of the City of Stuttgart.
Nominated for the George Tabori Sponsorship Award 2018
Dance- and Theater Award Baden-Württemberg 2015 | ›Absent‹
Nominated for the Dance- and Theater Award Baden-Württemberg 2013 | ›Superbia‹
Nominated for the StuttgartTheater Award 2010 | ›Avatar‹
Stuttgart Theater Award 2008 | ›zwischen häuten‹
Excerpt of the jury statement for the Nomination
for the George Tabori Sponsorship Award 2018
»Characteristic for the works of the company is an idiosyncratic and interdisciplinary aesthetic language on the border of dance and theater.
backsteinhaus produktion stands for the ruthless and radical realization of their themes, which is also very physically characterized by the sheer force of the performer’s movement. Their venues are often unconventional, beyond the usual theater stage. They take the realities and situations of their performers as the starting point for their work. Due to this the productions of backsteinhaus produktion have a high degree of authenticity and richness of detail without being blatant or simplifying. They create wonderful images of highly political theater based on clever and intelligent concepts: in the presence of the place-less bodies, they fill real spaces with movements that are extremely lively.
In the sensitive tracking of their time, they very often anticipate future social issues and developments in their work. All this the jury considers extremely remarkable.«