reportable portraits moves away from deufert + plischke’s hyper-formulated choreographic universe. Though still a tightly written piece, the many hesitations and reluctances provide it with a somewhat rough edge, which doesn’t turn it into a live composition, but reminds us that the social is not only a set of rules and representations, but a series of practices. You don’t see just performers but five people on stage, with an awkwardness in their gaze and attitude that pairs practical concerns with fundamental questions. And indeed they are different, they don’t share a common aesthetics or movement language, it is five different registers, five different perspectives, five different realms of meaning. What becomes visible on stage is the ghostly realm of the many doubles that multiply us through our social interactions, that make us who we are, yet prevent us from coinciding with ourselves.
[with and by] Kattrin Deufert, Helena Golab, Hanna Sybille Müller, Thomas Plischke, Benjamin Schoppmann (choreography and performance), Hubert Machnik (music / live electronic), Herman Sorgeloos (stage design), Anne-Cathérine Kunz (costumes), Sandra Noeth (dramaturgy & documentation), Felix Wittek (production management)
A production of Gemeinschaftspraxis e.V. Hamburg; [supported by] the Hamburg City Council for Culture, Sports and Media / the National Performance Network (with funding provided by the German Federal Cultural Foundation as part of its project Dance Plan Germany) [co-production]. Coproduktion: deSingel, Antwerp; Kampnagel, Hamburg; PACT-Zollverein, Essen; steirischerherbst 2007, Graz.