Augenblick mal! 2015

Mittwoch, 22. April 2015 | GRIPS Podewil

Theater Marabu, Bonn
Ein Bodybild
von Sina Sigmund
Rechte beim Theater
in Kooperation mit cobratheater.cobra
ab 14 Jahren | 60 Minuten

Director: Martin Grünheit
Stage Design: Imke Paulick
Costume Design: Imke Paulick
Actor(s): Laura Schuller


Our body changes every day. We check ist image in daily rituals. The performer Laura Schuller embarks on a journey of discovery into the body. She shines a light on both herself and the audience. A projection of her nose appears on the screen. She clim


Every person has an idea of their own body. We either have a body image or we make one – for ourselves – and of course for others. But only one? Or several? Every day another one? Or every hour? What sort of image anyway? The show A body image is a pun on the word Bodybuilding. The actress Laura Schuller enters the stage as if she is entering a frame: with self-conscious steps. The young director Martin Grünheit is so careful about what he shows us on stage that the audience and the actress are in good hands. Together. The intimacy, which also includes live camera shots and reflections on projections, is never embarrassing. On the contrary it is enriching. When it comes to dealing with the body and sexuality this is something special. It is also very necessary.

A Body Image plays on transformation rather than fixation. Not to speak of thinking, feeling and questioning. The actress describes a body (her own, and what it does), with seemingly clear but contradictory characteristics. She dresses up with a torch stuck in her panties, with a moustache, with horns, with clownish make up, with a bridal dress completed with an artificial backbone. She tells us silly jokes and real fairy tales. She bombards the audience with questions that are much too direct, laughs coarsely about questions about sex, happily sings a sort of 'teddy bear song' while skipping, whose orders end in brutal humiliation, and submits to a voice crying 'More, more' that drives her into giddiness.

The show unashamedly deals with the shame, the shock, the suffering inherent in the theme. But with its lightfooted fantasy and joy in using and twisting language, the text by Corinna Sigmund is finally talking about personal aplomb and freedom.

Melanie Suchy, Curator

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