Hinter der Maske – Das Theater der Familie Flöz (Behind the mask – The theatre of the Flöz family)
Documentary by Martin Uhrmeister, Cologne
Sunday, 11. November // 11.30 – ca. 13.00 Uhr
The theatre of Familie Flöz works without language. Only sounds and music support the performance. The self-developed character masks are the essential element. Using acting, masquerade, dance, clowning, magic and improvisation, Familie Flöz develops a poetic theatre that has excited audiences around the globe.
For the ARTE documentary, which will receive its world première at euro-scene Leipzig, Cologne-based filmmaker Martin Uhrmeister turned his camera on the ensemble during their work on the new piece »Garage d’Or«, which itself premiered in Stuttgart in May 2012. The film provides deep insight into the collective creative work process through which the Flöz pieces are born: from the construction of the masks and the development of the characters and costumes to the rehearsals and on to the première of the piece.
In Kooperation mit ARTE
Ab 12 Jahre
ARTE / WDR 2012 / 52 Minuten / deutsche Fassung
Erstausstrahlung auf ARTE: Anfang 2013
Introduction and discussion with Hajo Schüler, Michael Vogel (Familie Flöz) and Martin Uhrmeister, film author
Presentation: Michael Steindl, artistic director of drama, Theater Duisburg