Learnt to date: shouting, running, reading, writing, cooking, football, dancing, making love, riding a bike, driving a car, laying a floor, fishing, getting up to nonsense.
Currently learning: hypnosis, Japanese, getting along.
Still to learn: keeping calm, living, Portuguese, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Polish, Norwegian, Croatian, theability to exert a positive influence, dealing with money, keeping things tidy, fostering friendships, dying.
Taking the premise that even the smallest of actions creatively contributes to building the world instead of just filling it, Lehmen reflects in his new solo on situations and skills that people learn. They may appear necessary, unnecessary, right or wrong. What they all have in common is that people learn them, use them and pass them on.
Concept, choreography, dance: Thomas Lehmen
Choreographic assistance: Lucia Glass
Choreographic advisor: Marc Rees
Technical director: Götz Dihlmann
Production management: Riccarda Herre
Premiere: 25.02.2006, Tanzplattform 2006
Co-production: PACT Zollverein (Essen), Dance4 (Nottingham) supported by: Senatsverwaltung für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kultur (Berlin) Thanks to: Kaaitheater (Brüssel), sponsored by: the National Performance Network with funding provided by the German Federal Cultural Foundation as part of its project Dance Plan Germany.