Audio-installation for 100+1-year anniversary of Wigman School
Villa Wigman, former kleine szene and before that Wigman School, is a building full of stories: adrenaline, sweat, fight for the passionate desire for dance. The walls have seen a lot. Stories from the walls have been exposed, thanks to the restorer Sonja Kaeten. But those pieces of experience can only be found out through those people who have dedicated their time to dance, even until today. We interview different contemporary witnesses who tell us about their experiences, observations, activities and sensory impressions in the context of Villa Wigman.
Our questions: What is your connection to Villa Wigman? What meaning does this place have to you? Were there special experiences/observations/anecdotes in connection with this place that you would like to share with us? Explain this place at that time from your memory. What sensory experiences, smells, sounds etc. do you connect with this place? What influence did the Villa have on your life, learning, dance? What connection do you have to Mary Wigman?
The results can be heard at audio stations in the small hall at Villa Wigman. Different materials, from photos through posters to stage models, will expand the collective memory. We invite you to reminiscence or to learn something new from us.
Who is the good soul of Prohlis? What is on their minds? Together with the directors Christiane Wiegand and Harry Fuhrman from Berlin, missingdots developed a table theater with and for citizens from Prohlis. During a phase of research, different citizens, initiatives, schools, youth centers, op-shops, Die Tafel e.V., etc. were interviewed about the situation in the neighborhood Prohlis. Scenes, which show everyday life in the neighborhood, were developed based on this material. The scenes were staged with interaction of acting, puppet show and object theater at the table. The audience was sitting around the table. Every scene ended with an open question to the audience, so that the people could start a conversation with each other. Up to 25 table theater scenes were shown at different places in Prohlis. Based on this project, the following project On the Tracks of the Giant – The Festival was developed.
Idea of concept, development of scenes, direction Christiane Wiegand, Harry Fuhrmann Acting Julia Amme, Ilse Bendin, Philipp Grimm, Sven Hönig Puppet show, object theater Marie Bretschneider, Thomas Herbst, Dennis Katzmann Assistent Judith Emödy
Das Projekt wurde im Rahmen von „ZU HAUSE in Prohlis“ und im Rahmen des Projekts „10 x 2025 für 2025“ durch die Stadt Dresden gefördert. Supporter Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen Amt für Kultur und Denkmalschutz Cooperation Partner Societeatstheater Dresden, Quartiersmanagement Prohlis
Development of a play with imprisoned women at the Prison Chemnitz
Who is my hero in life? What is my achievement? What hero would I want to be?
Heroes of the everyday world are searched and found: your colleague, your friend, your own daughter, your lawyer, the unknown person, with whom you share a heroic moment. Fictional heroes say their wishes out loud. Fighting heroes strike a pose and silent heroes get a chance to speak.
The play was shown at the Prison Chemnitz for other prisoners.
Direction and development of the play: Julia Amme, Katja Heiser
Performers: imprisoned women at the Prison Chemnitz