(c) Christian Schuller



Matter of Facts

Mousonturm Saal


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.,