Ode an die Dinge

Ode an die Dinge

„I love all things, not because they are passionate or sweet-smelling but because, I don’t know, because this ocean is yours…“
Pablo Neruda.

Old records, porcelain, an old telephone – things that tell stories, define us, develop a life of their own and raise questions.
In ‚Ode an die Dinge‘ two dancers devote themselves in their very personal way the ‚things‘. A gentle, fragile dealing as opposed to stormy, passionate twirling of the body and scenery.
Some things we can touch – some we can’t. Some things touch us – some don’t. The stage constantly reshapes itself with and through the numerous objects, turns into a wonderland, a living room or the utter chaos.

In a humorous way, the two dancers get involved with the ‚things‘ and take the audience with them on a journey through strange absurdities and poetic devotion to our (im)material companions.

Artistic direction & performance: Paula Niehoff & Laura Saumweber
Composition: Florian Sonnleitner
Dramaturgy & Co-direction: Martha Kröger
Light Design: Ingo Jooß
Production Management: Natalie Knappik
Pictures: Maciej Schwarz
Duration: 55 minute

Premiere: 29.04.22 HochX Theater Munich

Further dates:
20.05.22 Festival Bamberg
12.07 & 13.07.22 Roxy Theatre Ulm
04.10.22 Kufa Bamberg
08.10.22 Studio11 Microtheatre Cologne