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What holds community(s) together? For their new music theatre piece, the two theatre makers Gregor Glogowski and Benjamin Hoesch set out in search of hard-hitting answers in a percussion studio. Beyond the usual discourse and ideologies surrounding community, they accompany the two virtuoso specialists Yuka Ohta and Yu-Ling Chiu in their daily research on rhythm. How does one share a pulse? What does it mean to groove together? And what can acoustically connect people beyond four-four common time? The Labor Arena, designed in collaboration with composer Diego Ramos Rodríguez, invites the audience to gather around an oversize sound object constructed out of two marimbas, a xylophone and a vibraphone with 172 keys and a range of 5 octaves. Rhythm as a common ritual and choreography is the main focus of the evening, opening up a force field of light and concrete sound. The stage becomes a divided place where everyone can re-examine their longing for synchronicity.

Duration: approx. 70 min.
No language skills required
8. & 10.2., Introduction at 7.30 p.m.,; 9.2, Introduction at 5.30 p.m.,