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Sebastian Schulz

(DE)

Violent Event ˟

Saal

Performance/Choreography

Violence fascinates us all in a deeply and disturbing way. Hitting, cutting, ripping, shooting, chopping into pieces – all seem far closer to us than we would like to admit. The deformed fragmented body attracts our attention and repels it, captivates our empathy: cruel, beautiful. In their new choreography, Verena Billinger and Sebastian Schulz practice tactical ruthlessness and escalation, and develop strategies with their five-person ensemble for examining our propensity towards violence. In doing so, they explore the paradox boundaries of media-driven and staged violence and challenge the protected space of the theatre: How is a life possible that is always also already permeated by violence? How can the body be thrown into the battle without sacrificing it?

no language skills required * Premiere *  concept/ choreography: Verena Billinger, Sebastian Schulz * by and with: Patricia Gimeno, Frank Koenen, Sanna Lundström, Lea Martini, Nicolas Niot * concept, choreography: Verena Billinger, Sebastian Schulz * light: Stine Hertel * stage: Camilla Vetters * costume: Charlotte Pistorius * music: Anton Kaun * production management: Alessia Neumann * photography, graphic design: Florian Krauß * assistence: Melchior B. Tacet; production: Billinger & Schulz * coproduction:  Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt am Main, FFT Düsseldorf * Funded by NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ (NPN) co-production funding dance with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media upon a decision of the German Bundestag, NRW Art Foundation, Ministry of Family, Youth, Culture and Sport of North Rhine-Westphalia, Cultural Affairs Frankfurt, Hessian Ministry for Science and the Arts.

Billinger & Schulz received the award of North Rhine-Westphalia in 2014 in theater

Premiere, Mousonturm-coproduction