What does it mean to enter a theatre room? To be part of a performance, whether as performer on stage or as guests in the audience? To be exposed with the charged tension on a scale from successful to failed? To indulge into the crazy mixture of adrenaline and expectations, to produce authenticity and consume fake? Three performers are ready. They set everything in motion: physically, vocally and emotionally, in order to reach their audience with artistic means. They want to reach the musculus arrector pili – they go below the skin. Not with the one big drama, but with different performative exercise units. They jump into their tracksuits and get going as touch machines. They overspend theirselves up to physical and emotional exhaustion. What for? To touch you. missingdots works in this constellation for the first time. The artistic team goes from sense of touch with discussions about touch to production strategies, that create a goosebump moment.
Artistic collective concept: Julia Amme and Nora Otte play development, direction: Nora Otte performer: Julia Amme Helena Fernandino Magdalena Weniger
costume and stage design: Steffi Rehberg light design: Martin Mulik research participation: Katharina Bill production assistant: Freya Gemeiner
Funder Fonds Darstellende Künste #takeAction Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen Amt für Kultur und Denkmalschutz Cooperation partner HELLERAU Europäisches Zentrum der Künste Villa Wigman für TANZ e.V.
TRANSITRAUM One room, two projectors, three hoardings, 14 pieces of luggage made from 42 Euro-Norm boxes. It smells like different homes. Does that even exist in plural form? Two performers take us along their way. Where are we going, what are we leaving when we go, what are we taking and what will be unnecessary? We come across borders. We arrive. Have we arrived when we forget about our past or if we can write an error-free letter to the pension insurance? missingdots takes the audience along the way through an interactive room installation and invites to sensually take part in different aspects of migration, like crossing borders, arriving and meeting people.
Artistic Collective Performance-Acting Julia Amme Performance-Dance Helena Fernandino Fine Arts Svea Duwe Production/Dramaturgy Katja Heiser Videoprojection Franziska & Sophia Hoffmann Sounddesign Nils Michael Weishaupt Photos Julis Zimmermann Video ravirfilm
Supporter Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen Amt für Kultur und Denkmalschutz Wir Gestalten Dresden #kunsttrotzcorona Cooperation Partner Societaetstheater Dresden
‘It is, I cannot describe it any differently, a pointlessness which also enters words and leaves them without meaning. Something natural gets destroyed. The normal process, the safety, of putting my feelings and experiences into words is broken.
Dea Loher/speech to the awarding of the Bertolt Brecht Award, 2006
When language is not enough anymore to put experiences into words, when art has reached its limits – and then? After her travels through the war marked Afghanistan in 2005, the dramatist Dea Loher describes that state: ‘It is, I cannot describe it any differently, a pointlessness which also enters words and leaves them without meaning.’ The artist collective missingdots shows an interdisciplinary performance over the loss of naturalness.
Premiere: 20.02.2020 | HELLERAU European Centre of the Arts Acting: Julia Amme Fine arts: Svea Duwe Dance: Kristin Mente Choreography: Nora Schott Direction: Nora Otte Light design: Martin Mulik Photos: René Zieger
Sponsors: Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen Amt für Kultur und Denkmalschutz Dresden Collaboration partner: HELLERAU European Centre for the Arts