Based on the score upon which choreographer and artist Antonia Baehr’s performance “Abecedarium Bestiarium: Affinitäten in Tiermetaphern (Abecedarium Bestiarium: Affinity in Animal Metaphors)“ is built, ten scenic research students from Bochum’s Ruhr University create a zoo. A terrarium, an aquarium, a nest, steppe, hunting grounds, perhaps even a river or a number of beaches find their places at tanzhaus nrw. Under different circumstances, one may marvel at the multitude of human animals, how they screech, purr, float, scratch, hum, chat, sing, dance, stalk, stomp and build – and the audience may also wonder what this might reveal about the enigmatic relations between humans and animals.
The scores were drawn up in collaboration with Antonia Baehr during the course of the Christoph Schlingensief Visiting Professorship which she held during the 2017/18 winter semester.
Duration: 70 min.
With: Patricia Bechtold, Charlotte Brohmeyer, Silvia Ehnis Perez Duarte, Yasmin Fahbod, Philipp Hohmann, Viviane Lennert, Marlene Ruther, Franziska Schneeberger, Ella Steinmann, Sarah Wessels. Now & Next is funded by the Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf.