Polka Dot. ein stilleben (Polka Dot. a still life)

Polka Dot. ein stilleben (Polka Dot. a still life)

Jo Fabian Department, Berlin

Saturday, 07 November 2009 // 10.00 – 11.30 p.m.
Sunday, 08 November 2009 // 5.00 – 6.30 p.m.
Hochschule für Musik und Theater »Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy« / Dittrichring 21

    The starting point for this strange piece à la Beckett was the 3D image »LoveDot« by Dutch artist Rob Steenhorst. »Polka Dot. ein stilleben« (»Polka Dot. a still life«) is based on the »Berlin/Preußen« second life project (2007) by Jo Fabian and is twisted into a modern but folkloric tableau by Luxembourg musician Cyberpiper (Pit Vinandy) – in the guise of a star warrior with electronic bagpipes.

    Jo Fabian, who was born in Berlin/East in 1960, studied acting in Rostock and staged at various theatres in the GDR. In 1987 he left the state theatre structures and founded his own group. The company Example dept. was invited to the Berlin Theatertreffen in 1994. The Jo Fabian Department has given guest performances in Salzburg, Paris, Budapest, Porto, Brussels and Hong Kong, among other, and developed more than 40 productions in the course of time. They always show influences of fine arts and ironic approaches to Germany’s past and present. In 2001 Jo Fabian was awarded the »German producer’s prize for choreography«. The euro-scene Leipzig showed Jo Fabian’s plays »Shite Samurai« (1991), »Whisky & Flags« (1994), »Pax Germania« (1997), »tristan und isolde. nicht berühren« (2001) and »DIE IDIOTEN. das stück« (2005).

    »No sense is evident. This intrinsically doleful discovery is staged by Jo Fabian as a brilliant play on the border between the virtual and reality; black humour and fiendishness, hilarious and highly aesthetic« (Tobias Schwartz, Zitty, Berlin, 25.05.2008).

    Both days followed by audience discussion
    Presentation: Michael Freundt, Co-Director of Internationales Theaterinstitut (International theatre institute – ITI), Berlin (07 November)
    Arnd Wesemann, journalist and editor of ballet-tanz, Berlin (08 November)

    Jo Fabian gibt am 05. und 06. Nov., jeweils 11.00 – 14.00 Uhr, einen Workshop »Katagraphie« in der Villa.

    Uraufführung: 22.05.2008, Orphtheater, Berlin

    Internetseiten der Compagnie: www.jofabian.de

    Produktion: Jo Fabian Department / Orphtheater / Halle Tanzbühne Berlin

    Das Gastspiel in Leipzig erfolgt mit freundlicher Unterstützung durch das Nationale Performance Netz (NPN), München, aus Mitteln des Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien sowie der Kultur- und Kunstministerien der Länder.

    Konzept, Text, Inszenierung, Bühnenbild, Kostüme, Licht- und Videodesign: Jo Fabian

    3D-Bild »LoveDot« (Bühnenbild-Inspiration): Rob Steenhorst

    Darsteller: Annegret Thiemann, Matthias Horn

    Musiker: Cyberpiper

    Archive 2009

    19th festival