Antonia Baehr
lachen & for faces

  • Fri 18.11.11 20 h
  • Sat 19.11.11 20 h


›Lachen‹ is a piece about the phenomena of laughing. Exploring laughter as a form of expression disconnected from any particular causes, Antonia Baehr focuses on the very act itself - on the sound, shape, music, choreography, rhythm and gesture of laughter. Although comedy is not her aim, there is nothing more infectious than laughter!

›For Faces‹ is a micro-choreography for the faces of four interpreters at the centre of a small amphitheater. Their imperceptible slow transformations of expression reveal the complexity behind the supposed normality of faces as well as the fictive potential latent in both the theatre and everyday life.




Premiere: 10.4.2008, Laboratoires d'Aubervilliers

Based on scores by among others: Naima Akkar, Lindy Annis, Bettina von Arnim, Antonia Baehr, Ulrich Baehr, Frieder Butzmann, Valérie Castan, Manuel Coursin, Nicole Dembélé, Nathan Fuhr, Frédéric Gies, Christian Kesten, Heather Kravas, Antonija Livingstone, Andrea Neumann, Stefan Pente, Isabell Spengler, Steffi Weismann, William Wheeler, Henry Wilt

Concept, interpretation, composition and choreography: Antonia Baehr

Artistic collaboration and choreography: Valérie Castan

Dramaturgy: Lindy Annis

Sound design and composition: Manuel Coursin

Light design: Sylvie Garot

Technical direction and lighting: Georgia Ben Brahim

Sound: François Xavier Robert

Administration: Ulrike Melzwig, Alexandra Wellensiek

Production: make up productions

Co-production: Les Laboratoires d'Aubervilliers, Les Subsistances, Lyon

Supported by the cultural administration of Berlin and Ausland, Berlin.

›For Faces‹

Premiere: 19.11.2010, Buda Kunstencentrum, Kortrijk  

Concept & choreography: Antonia Baehr

Interpretation & choreography: Sabine Ercklentz, Andrea Neumann, Arantxa Martinez, William Wheeler

Dramaturgy: Lindy Annis

Light: Sylvie Garot

Stage/costume: Katja Wetzel

Technical director: Ludovic Rivière

Sound direction: Raphael Vincent

Production: Alexandra Wellensiek

Intern dramaturgy: Tom Engels

Intern: Lou Cantor

Production: make up productions

Supported by: WEB 1.5 (Vooruit (Ghent) - Frascati (Amsterdam) - Buda (Kortrijk) - HAU (Berlin) - fabrik Potsdam) Thanks to: wp Zimmer (Antwerp)

Financial support: Capital Cultural Fund Berlin

Thanks to: Marita Amorgianou, Pauline Boudry, Susana Bloch, Valérie Castan, Jefta van Dinther, Anne-Lise Gabold, Sabine Macher, die Maulwerker, Ulrike Melzwig, Conrad Noack, Stefan Pente, Paul Zollmann