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HELENA WALDMANN

VODKA KONKAV - OPTICS BREAK DANCE

SPACE AND DIRECTIONHELENA WALDMANN
VOICETHOMAS THIEME
VIDEOANNA SAUP
MUSICDJ TRICKY CRIS
LIGHT DESIGNHERBERT CYBULSKA
DRAMATURGYSUSANNE WINNACKER
COSRUMESGESINE SCHUCHARDT
PREMIEREJUNE 26, 1997 LUDWIGSBURGER SCHLOßFESTSPIELE

The conventional view of the stage is obstructed by a literally-taken fourth wall. The
audience, seated in the traditional arrangement, can only see the action on stage
through a crack at the top of the wall, in variously aligned panes of reflective glass.
The piece tells the story of the drinker in the novel "Moskva-Petushki" by Venedikt
Jerofejev, portraying the drunken man's hallucination in a blend of video and dance.
Amorphous, labyrinthine, inter-flowing figures and movements are created to the
sound of dub music. The dance becomes two-dimensional and merges completely
with the virtual images. This production was awarded the IMPULSE '97 theatre
prize and, with 53 performances, achieved world-wide fame.

vodka konkav is a coproduction of
Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt, Ludwigsburger Schloßfestspiele,
Theater im Pumpenhaus Münster,
in collaboration with
der Theaterwissenschaft der Universität Frankfurt,
supported by interartes Essen, Kulturstiftung der Länder aus Mitteln des
Bundesministeriums des Innern, Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst,
Kulturstiftung der Deutschen Bank, Institut für Neue Medien Frankfurt

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