REVOLVER BESORGEN (GET A REVOLVER)

“Helena Waldmann’s work is a godsend for the theatre. The Berlin-based choreographer is a magician of the stage who knows that a work is only successful when it is able to conjure up the world of illusion. Nevertheless, with her innate intelligence and critical attitude, she is also able to question social and political conventions, going beyond the mechanisms of the theatre. Her work is always marked by an overlapping of sensuality and thought.” In her new production, “Get a Revolver”, Waldmann investigates forgetting as a positive and liberating potential of the human brain, sensing the capacity for happiness contained there. With the superb dancer Brit Rodemund, she has achieved a grotesque as well as humorous work “that reflects on restraints, and the temptation to break away from these, using ballet as a symbol of the rigorous training that life demands of us. During the 60 minutes of the performance, Brit Rodemund becomes her own twin: a classical ballerina with dazzling presence, then a searcher, for whom everything, even her own body or a plastic bag, is a source of wonder. She impressively shows the balancing act between a thirst for discovery and the depths of madness. Even in difficult moments, she gives her character the dignity a person needs to remain human” (Andrea Kachelrieß, Stuttgarter Nachrichten). Despite the knowledge that a revolver might entail a departure from a world that she no longer understands, she is still able to laugh – about the possibility of liberation contained in forgetting. Is one then really lost to the world when memory is no longer linked to the world’s demands?

DANCE: BRIT RODEMUND
CONCEPT, DIRECTION AND CHOREOGRAPHY: HELENA WALDMANN
DRAMATURGY: DUNJA FUNKE
MUSIC: GUSTAV MAHLER, JOHANN STRAUSS, ZEITKRATZER, NAT KING COLE
LIGHTING: HERBERT CYBULSKA
COSTUM: MARI KRAUTSCHICK
CHOREOGRAPHIC COLLABORATION: TIM PLEGGE
RADIO FEATURE: DUNJA FUNKE, HELENA WALDMANN
VOICES IN THE FEATURE: .NINA DE VRIES, SEXUALASSISTENTIN, BERLIN .PROF. DR. DR. EM. REIMER GRONEMEYER, AUTOR UND SOZIOLOGE, 1. VORSITZENDER AKTION DEMENZ, UNIVERSITäT GIEßEN .PROF. DR. MED. FRANK HEPPNER, LEITER DES INSTITUTS FüR NEUROPATHOLOGIE AN DER CHARITé, BERLIN .UTA STöCKING, SPRECHERIN, BERLIN
SOUND EDITING: TITO TOBLERONE
ASSISTANT LIGHTS: YVONNE STANDTKE
TECHNICAL TOURING DIRECTOR AND LIGHTS: CARSTEN WANK
SOUND ON TOUR: STEPHAN WöHRMANN

PREMIERE: 4. NOV 2010, DANCE FESTIVAL MUNICH (D)
LENGTH OF PERFORMANCE: APPR. 60 MIN WITHOUT INTERMISSION
ON STAGE: ONE DANCER

GET A REVOLVER: IST EINE PRODUKTION VON HELENA WALDMANN UND ECOTOPIA DANCE PRODUCTIONS IN KOPRODUKTION MIT DANCE 2010, FESTSPIELE LUDWIGSHAFEN IM THEATER IM PFALZBAU, FORUM FREIES THEATER DüSSELDORF, THéâTRES DE LA VILLE DE LUXEMBOURG, HELLERAU - EUROPäISCHES ZENTRUM DER KüNSTE DRESDEN, O ESPAçO DO TEMPO MONTEMOR-O-NOVO

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