›THEMSELVES ALREADY HOP!‹ portrays four people in a room that might be their living room. Amidst a collection of used furniture and potted plants, they play cards, laugh, massage one another, go on excursions through the space, and also attempt to organize a picnic on the side. They push the furnishings around with autistic solemnity, constructing small houses. These efforts, carried out in repetitive waves, do not necessarily give rise to efficient results. Perhaps ceasing these motions would prove impossible for them.
›THEMSELVES ALREADY HOP!‹ shows bodies that carry out various different tasks at the same time – they are putting multitasking to practice. Here, the performers are moving in a continuous state of presence and absence that calls for permanent alertness.
Premiere: 28.11.09 Theaterfestival SPIELART München
Idea, choreography, space: Hermann Heisig
With: Elpida Orfanidou, Nuno Lucas, Esther Quade, Thomas Proksch
Dramaturgy: Dennis Deter
Music: Andrew Pekler
Costumes: Laura Leth Meilvang
Lighting: Sandra Blatterer
Production management: Susanne Ogan
Mentor: Meg Stuart
Production: Sophiensaele (Berlin)
Generous support has also been provided by: TanzWerkstatt Berlin CONNECTIONS is an initiative by the Theaterfestival SPIELART München in cooperation with CAMPO (Gent), Republique (Copenhagen), FFT (Düsseldorf), Theaterhaus Gessnerallee (Zurich), Huis en Festival a/d Werf (Utrecht), PACT Zollverein (Essen), Theater im Pumpenhaus (Münster), Kanuti Gildi SAAL (Tallinn), The Student Center (Zagreb), Koproduktionshaus brut (Vienna) SPIELART
Funding support by: European Commission Culture Programme, German Federal Cultural Foundation, Cultural Office of the City of Munich