The Eurocentric view of nature is influenced by a longstanding affair with Romanticism. Even in the face of ecological crises and progressing digitalization, we apparently don’t want to see that allegedly »idyllic« nature has long lost its innocence. Barbara Schmidt-Rohr and her young performance team (aged 9—30) invite us to question our relationship with nature. In a stage space pulsating between picturesque landscape panoramas and digital hyper-pop, their bodies move about as if in a trance. They tell stories of »being thrown,« of digital overflow, of crises, loss and finality. But—let’s stay romantic—also of love.
The performance is for a young audience from the age of 15.
Barbara Schmidt-Rohr has been developing contemporary, interdisciplinary performance formats since the 1990s. In her artistic works, she realizes productions at the intersections of choreography, scenic installation, video art, and the digital with alternating co-authors and teams, in which children collaborate on an equal footing.
Concept, Choreography, Direction: Barbara Schmidt-Rohr
Performance: Sakshi Jain, Esther Meinke, Yolanda Morales, Luis Nachtmann, Virendra Nishad, Robin Rohrmann, Enno Schneekloth, Pauline Schönfelder, Maria Pearl Weise
Live music: Catharina Boutari, Tom Gatza
Stage: Hanna Lenz
Costumes: Nina Divitschek
Video design and painting: Jens Hasenberg
Lighting design: Lars Kracht
Sound: Iason Roumkos
Co-realization stage, costume: Tatjana Zchei, Tatjana Milosevic, Anja Zihlmann
Makeup, Hair: Ilona Klein, Laura Nimsgarn, Alix Fivian
Outside Eye, Audiodescription: Helen Schröder
Assistance: Ann-Leonie Niss, Alix Fivian
Photos: G2 Baraniak
On-site technical support: Schwankhalle
Production management guest performance: Kerstin Henky
Production, Communication: Stückliesel
Co-production: Kampnagel Hamburg. Funded by the Hamburg Ministry for Culture and Media. The film „UNITY“ integrated in the play is supported by the Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of NEUSTART KULTUR.