Isabelle Schad / Frédéric Gies / Manuel Pelmus / Bruno Pocheron
STILL LIVES – ESSEN

  • Dance
  • Fri 14.03.08 20 h
  • Sat 15.03.08 20 h

After the great success of ›Still Lives‹ at PACT Zollverein in January last year and further stops in Berlin, Antwerp and at the Dance Platform Germany in Hannover, Good Work Productions / Cie. Isabelle Schad once again return to Essen. Pedestrians are interviewed on the streets of Essen about a photograph by Jeff Wall showing a scene of urban life in post-industrial society. Their comments become the soundtrack for the stage performance, providing information about the background and opinions of the interviewed and at the same time drawing a picture of the town. The recordings are contrasted with scenic and choreographic formations by the company and lay performers, creating over and over new, unique total works of art situated between reality and fiction, the body and its socio-political context


»Impressively choreographed urban imagry!«

Sonja Mersch, WAZ, 30.01.2007


Concept and realisation: Frédéric Gies, Manuel Pelmus, Bruno Pocheron, Isabelle Schad


With: Ruth Aetzler, Doro Berg, Sigrun Stephanie Bogdalik, Anja Borch, Iris Brudny, Andreas Döring, Stefanie Katterborn, Claudia Kollecker, Heidi Lorei, Andreas Pardey, Silke Pichler, Andrea Sohn, Elitza Wilson, Michael Zamhöfer, Larissa Zhukova, Alexandra Zimmer and others


Technical Realisation: Bruno Pocheron, Heiko Schramm


Production, management: Susanne Beyer


Thanks to all those who gave interviews during the creation period of Still Lives - and to Ben Anderson and Olivier Heinry

Production: Good Work Productions/Cie Isabelle Schad


Parts of Still Lives have been co-produced and funded by: Centrul National al Dansului Bucuresti/ National Dance Center Bucharest, Festival Stadt Deiner Liebe Halle, Fonds Darstellende Künste e.V., Goethe-Institut Bukarest, Monty Antwerpen, Latitudes Contemporaines Lille, PACT Zollverein Essen, Kulturverwaltung des Landes Berlin, Sophiensaele Berlin


www.isabelle-schad.net


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