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HELENA WALDMANN

THE INTRUDER - AN AUTOPSY

CONCEPT AND DANCE DIRECTIONHELENA WALDMANN
LIGHTING DESIGNHERBERT CYBULSKA
MUSICAL DIRECTIONJAYROPE
COSTUME DESIGNJUDITH ADAM
VIDEOANNA SAUP
HOLOGRAPHIC PROJECTIONMICHAEL SAUP
COSTUME COLLABORATIONNORA SCHEVE
MARTIAL ARTS COACHINGALJOSCHA TURSAN
TECHNICAL DIRECTORCARSTEN WANK
SOUND TECHNICIANSTEPHAN WöHRMANN
PR NICOLA STELLER
WORLD PREMIEREJUNE 8, 2019 PFALZBAU BüHNEN LUDWIGSHAFEN (D)
LENGTH OF PERFORMANCE60 MIN
ON STAGETILLMANN BECKER, TELMO BRANCO, MATTIA SARACINO, ICHIRO SUGAE

Helena Waldmann invites you to an autopsy. The view goes under the skin, into the interior of the human body and at the same time into the interior of the system „state“. No body, be it that of a living being or human society itself, functions as a closed system. Openings are essential for life, but they also make us vulnerable. The first impulse is to protect oneself: Barriers are erected, potential attackers are to be kept away. But the fact that the intruder can also bring benefits is an old insight in immunology that is gaining new significance in current research. The „biological self“, the self-sufficient body that functions only by itself, is now regarded as an illusion. Humans live with and through a multitude of independent microbes and bacteria. Attackers challenge the immune system and cause it to learn and develop. Medicine knows that only the organism that is prepared to confront the foreign will survive.

On the microscopic level of the body, Helena Waldmann stages the macroscopy of a politics. Using the means of dance, she shows strategies of defense and adaptation using the very special abilities of her performers. After using ballet in „get a reovlver“ , Kathak dance in „Made in Bangladesh“ and acrobatics in „Good Passports Bad Passports“ she is inspired this time by the Chinese martial art Kung Fu. Here attack and defense are one. The strength of the respective opponent is neutralized by agile step and stroke techniques and turned against the attacker. The goal is to grow on the opponent without destroying him. Helena Waldmann thus proves that openness, freedom and freedom of movement are vital in order to pre-empt the perfidious construction of security which, in its logic of unity, can only produce the dead alive.


a production of Helena Waldmann and ecotopia dance productions
in coproduction with Pfalzbau Bühnen Ludwigshafen, Forum Freies Theater Düsseldorf, Tafelhalle Nürnberg, Tollhaus Karlsruhe
kindly supported by Pumpenhaus Münster

supported by Tor 4 - BASF fördert Kunst

“Supported by the NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ Coproduction Fund for Dance, which is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.“

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