25 MAI • 6.30 PM
In the digital room, we use one of our productions to exchange ideas about current discourses, experiences and projects. Every month we welcome an external guest who brings further impulses from his/her perspective.
CLOSE UP goes on into the next round! Lola Klamroth, together with Nicolas Lehni, take over the investigative microphone and introduce the ensemble on a regular basis. Only shortly before the recording, the two participants are informed about what is about to happen in the recording.
New episodes are released every fortnight on Tuesday!
Lola Klamroth meets Justus Maier
LITERARY ENCOUNTERS BETWEEN DANCE,
THE FINE ARTS AND PHILOSOPHY
Dance, the fine arts, philosophy, literature and film meet in the context of an exhibition about art and choreography hosted by the Kolumba museum. The dance legend Isadora Duncan, the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche and the writer Hugo von Hofmannsthal come together in a performative installation of text and film. They represent the aesthetic awakening in dance, literature and philosophy at the beginning of the 20th century.
Digital dance performance by
Richard Siegal / Ballet of Difference
In this performance, much is possible – and nothing is certain. In ALL FOR ONE AND ONE FOR THE MONEY, the audience can individually explore the virtual sphere of the piece, selecting different camera perspectives onto the performers.
The virtuoso dancers of Ballet of Difference move their bodies on the threshold between virtual and analogue reality. They recreate the great moments of YouTube and subvert the logic of an omnipresent techno-capitalism. Alternatively, you can join the actors who sit in front of webcams, play online games, talk to the audience about the post-factual society or make a final confession to their followers. Further dates will follow.
A MINI-SERIES BY THEDA NILSSON AND
JULIAN WOLF EICKE
Just as the master Richard Wagner himself did not allow defeats getting him down, the staff of "Heidi's am Offenbach" fights on in these times. Admittedly, the scenes in the hall can no longer be marvelled at, the stars of the entertainment industry in their recreationroom and the Valkyries can no longer be visited - but the following three video letters can be watched:
episode 1 - »Holy is my hearth«
episode 2 - »Weaponless, I fell into enemy's house«
episode 3 - »Where in mountains you hide«
episode 1 - »Holy is my hearth«
OUTSIDE IS SPRING, INSIDE RULES THE CRISES.
A PODCAST AIRED OUT OF THE SHUT DOWN LIFE.
#staythefuckathome in times of Corona? Not that easy at all. All of the sudden, you have time. Plenty of time. Our shattered hero, alone in his flat, is looking for some distraction. He tries it with Netflix and superfood, sport and art, awareness exercises and excursions to the digital world. What helps if outside is corona and you are inside? A podcast written by Julian Pörksen and spoken by Yuri Englert.
A DISCUSSION SERIES WITH DER FREITAG, WDR 3 AND SCHAUSPIEL KÖLN
Podcast with Jakob Augstein and changing guests from politics, culture and society
Originally, for 9 June, the anniversary of the 2004 nail bomb attack on the Keupstraße, we planned to show a reworking of the piece. Although the current Corona Regulations put a spoke in our wheel, we remain on air with this subject – the production team in cooperation with the persons involved recorded an audio piece.
A PROJECT WITH AND BY THE OLDSCHOOL
Spring 2020: stillstand. A new, especially vulnerable risk group is defined. Whole generations of senior citizens are seeing themselves exposed to a daily life of unexpected solidarity, governmental protection, but also personal isolation. And while the majority of the society slowly awakens from the lockdown, the seniors are still confronted with their new treatment as a risk group.