Young Tanzhaus · Kleine Monster series / German premiere

Cancelled: Tabea Martin on 02.12.

Bis stage
01.12.2019 – 02.12.2019
Two performers pour themselves with fake blood

Please note: The performance on Mon, 02.12. is cancelled, but the one on Sun, 02.12. will take place!

Living longer, living eternally? Dying, resurrecting and going on with life? Swiss choreographer Tabea Martin shows – playfully, humorously and with a wink – how many images and imaginations lie between mortality and immortality. What do children think about life and death, about dying and immortality? Have they been confronted with death yet? What fantasies on life after death do they carry? How can you, how may one, even, confront children with this topic?
With the aid of interviews, games and workshops, the imagination and fantasies of children between 8 and 12 were awoken. The resulting material will now gain entrance into a play that creates a world of immortality in the middle of mortal life – with litres of fake blood and a boundless joy in performing. A visual, joyful, sensitive and eventful journey through the children’s imagery begins.

Duration: 65 min.

“Forever is part of a trilogy on the topic of immortality, developed by Swiss choreographer Tabea Martin. In her new choreography, Martin tries to move away from familiar concepts and interpretations like heaven and hell, wholly trusting the body and its expressiveness in this, counting on its fragility as well as resilience. Maya Künzler, Kulturtipp, March, 2019

Accompanying programme
Sun 01.12. 16:00 Physical Introduction
Sun 01.12. talk afterwards

Concept, Choreography: Tabea Martin; Choreographic assistance: Laetitia Kohler; Dance: Tamara Gvozdenovic, Rebecca Journo, Benjamin Lindh Medin, Daniel Staaf, Miguel do Vale; Music: Donath Weyeneth; Costume: Mirjam Egli; Stage: Veronika Mutalova; Lighting design: Simon Lichtenberger; Dramaturgy: Irina Müller, Moos van den Broek; Dramaturgic assistance: Nadja Rothenburger: Outside eye: Sebastian Nübling; Dance education: Dominique Cardito; Production management: Franziska Ruoss.
A production by Tabea Martin, co-produced by Kaserne Basel. Funded by RESO Tanznetzwerk Schweiz, Fachausschuss Tanz & Theater BS/BL, Pro Helvetia Schweizer Kulturstiftung, Prairie Migros-Kulturprozent, Migros Kulturprozent, Nestlé Fondation pour l’Art, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Stanley Thomas Johnson Stiftung and Ruth und Paul Wallach Stiftung Basel. This guest performance is set as part of  Take-off: Junger Tanz, funded by Kulturamt der Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf as well as Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes NRW.