…no one said that Theater must portray life…
Summer and Winter, black and white, northern and westerly winds, life-size china sheep, artificial snow and sand give the stage a dreamlike aura. Spooky, lifeless department store mannequins defy moral-philosophical understanding and reason.
A „ship of fools“ is making its way to America. Amongst the passengers is Immanuel Kant, traveling with his young attendant Tadzio and his alter ego a grey parrot. During the journey, the brillant but arrogant intellectual celebrates his own genius, losing touch with reality. His Genius is trapped in a magnificent but empty Dome, floating over the surface of the ocean.
This dance-theatre piece inspired by Thomas Bernhard’s ‘Imanuel Kant’ unifies text, movement and images culminating in a critical second look at Kant’s philosophical superstructure.
Coproduction with Dampfzentrale Bern
Idea, concept, stage direction, scenography, costumes: Slawek Bendrat, Dominik Krawiecki
Choreography: Slawek Bendrat
Dramaturgy: Dominik Krawiecki
Cast: Slawek Bendrat, Dominik Krawiecki, *Charlotte Mclean, *Cesar Milagros, Tomek Pomersbach, Marek Wieczorek (*new cast)
Technic and music design: Jonas Weber
Light design: Ayca Andac Karabeyoglu
Photos: Monika Chmielarz
Video: Karol Rakowski
Dressmaker: Anna Utko
Production Manager: Angelika Rohrer
Duration: 120 min.
Premiere: 28.03.2014, Dampfzentrale Bern
“PSITTACUS ERITHACUS” was announced one of the best dance-theater`s piece in Poland on season 2013/2014.
The production is sponsored by:
Kultur Stadt Bern, Swisslos Kultur Kanton Bern, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Migros-Kulturprozent, Burgergemeinde Bern
Special thanks to:
Dampfzentrale Bern www.dampfzentrale.ch
New Dance Academy Bern www.newdanceacademy.ch
Anna Utko, taBerna, Restaurant Dampfzentrale, Christa Bader, Bruno Wenger