A perfectly-timed demanding, loud, highly-polished piece of dance theatre. Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (Rhein-Main-Zeitung) A disturbing dark ritual is carried out on a cross made of white squares: undaunted the observer becomes witness and thus participant in a ceremony that turns the individual into a manoeuvrable object.
In his latest work ›Independent Swan‹ Jo Fabian grapples with the power of totalitarian symbols. What emerges is a game of fear and fascination with subjugation and de-personalisation. We want to be told what to do, what it’s all about, beatitude and ideology, militarism and symphony, totality and memory, mind and rhythm, art and dictatorship... Jo Fabian
Concept,space,light,costume, programming: Jo Fabian Performers: Kerstin Rünzel, Ralf Kittler, Annegret Thiemann, Matthias Horn Music / drums: Bombus, Lars Neugebauer, Tania da Silva, Maria Schneider Production management: Susanne Ogan, Hans Jansen Technical director: Chris Hinze Video: Karl Wedemeyer Technical co-ordination: Boes Diertens Sound design: Lars Neugebauer Sound and lighting Engineer: Jan Langebartels Management: Anna Bergel Graphics and layout: Ralph Knebel Assistance / trainee: Petra Farhan Press: Silke Wiethe A Jo Fabian Department, Berlin production together with Noord Nederlands Toneel, Groningen Co-production: Künstlerhaus Mousonturm (Frankfurt/M), Muffatwerk (Munich), PACT Zollverein (Essen) Supported by NATIONALE PERFORMANCE NETZ co-production funding made possible by Tanzplan Deutschland – an initiative of the Federal Cultural Foundation In co-operation with HALLE TANZBÜHNE BERLIN