Augenblick mal! 2015

Sonntag, 26. April 2015 | Theater an der Parkaue - Bühne 2

Anna Konjetzky
||: Ein Bein hier und ein Bein dort: ||
Rechte bei der Choreografin
in Koproduktion mit dem Think Big! Festival, München
ab 8 Jahren | 50 Minuten

Stage Design: Anna Konjetzky
Choreography: Anna Konjetzky
Music: Eric Thielemans
Dancer: Viviana Defazio, Sahra Huby, Quindell Orton, Samuel Geller, Tim Gerhards, Damiaan Veens
Video: Canan Yilmaz
Light: Barbara Westernach
Production: Laura Martegani

Synopsis:

A child arrives in an unknown place. Is it a town? An island? Or a fantasy world only existing in the child’s head and to which the audience travel? It is a place where monsters live – good as well as evil – a place that feels like home and consolation

Vote:

How do you get the whole of an audience into the head of a single child? Anna Konjetzky knows how. Her artistic approach is simple and effective. She sends a boy onto the stage with her ensemble of five dancers. He often stands at a distance and watches them as they dance, thereby taking the audience into his perspective.

The mind of a child contains his past and his present, the here and there. A little home, first familiar and then shattered, new surroundings with strange people, interesting and at times frightening. And in between, a flight over land and across water. One hiding place after another collapses, bodies lie around.

With the assurance of a sleepwalker Konjetzky assembles a huge number of different artistic means in order to tell this sequence of tales. Current or remembered sentences whispered by the child offstage bear witness to his sensibility; projected photos, paintings and drawings, still and animated, black and white and coloured, realistic and atmospherically abstract; a variety of rhythmic musical accompaniments that gives the scenes a dynamic quality; and above all her unique dance language. The dancers (here they are rather physical performers) portray characters, buildings, landscapes and playing equipment. They also construct imagery.

True the boy constantly intervenes in the show but he always remains within his own world and we remain with him. At the end he seems to be somehow 'integrated' in the here and now. Anna Konjetzky, however, tells us of the components that make up his identity – a fate that can be a burden, and a source of riches that can shape a child for the rest of his life. With all this so transparent artistry Anna Konjetzky creates something completely and deeply personal: pure empathy.

Anne Paffenholz, Curator

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