THINGS THING - do you know what that is? THING?! Is thing one thing? Or is thing several things? What things are around us and what can be done with things? And what can things do with us? Can things actually think and think thoughts?
With THINGS THING, Julia Keren Turbahn and Jan Rozman, together with Jan Kress, invite you into a crowded world of things. Is that your thing? Then be part of it: the playful performance leaves room for interpretation, discovery and encounter and invites everyone from the age of five and up to do things.
Julia Keren Turbahn has a degree in media and cultural studies, then went to the University of South Whales in Sydney on a DAAD scholarship for dance studies. Then she studied dance context and choreography at the HZT Berlin. Jan Rozman studied contemporary dance at the Arts Gymnasium in Ljubljana, choreography at SNDO in Amsterdam, and earned a master's degree in solo/dance/writing at HZT Berlin. In 2019 he received the danceWEB scholarship and the Ksenija Hribar-Promising Choreographer Award.
After all performances, there will be several follow-up conversations lasting a maximum of 90 minutes. The talks will be divided up on the spot. There is always a conversation in DGS (or with an interpreter) for this guest performance. In addition, there is always a talk in English (or with English interpretation) as well as spatially accessible offers. You can find information about the presenters here.
Cast: Jan Rozman, Julia Keren Turbahn, Jan Kress
Concept, Choreography: Jan Rozman, Julia Keren Turbahn
Artistic consulting, adaptation performances in German Sign Language: Jan Kress
Stage: Dan Pikalo, Jan Rozman
Light design: Annegret Schalke
Outside Eye: Sanja Tropp Frühwald
Costume: Tanja Padan / Kiss the Future
Sound: Andres Bucci/Future Legend
Composition, text ‚Dinge Dingen: Alexander Patzelt
Illustration: Matija Medved
Mentoring: Gabi Dan Droste, Benjamin Zajc
Photo, video-teaser: Philipp Weinrich
Photo documentation: Nada Žgank, Philipp Weinrich
Production Manager: Sabrina Železnik (Slowenien), Patricia Oldenhave / Alexander Schröder (Germany)
Co-Production: Puppentheater Ljubljana
In cooperation with: FELD Theater for Young Audiences
DINGE DINGEN is made possible by the residency at FELD Theater as part of the pilot project Residency Funding Dance 2020/2021 of the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe. Supported by the Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media in the context of NEUSTART KULTUR and by the residency funding of the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe. Funded by the Ministry of Culture RS, Magistrate of the City of Ljubljana. Development of the accompanying poster funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media in the program NEUSTART KULTUR, funding program DIS-TANZEN of the Dachverband Tanz Deutschland.
The performance "DINGE DINGEN" is a journey of discovery into a world full of things. What are these things around us? What else could these things do to us? Can an object do more than we suspect?
"DINGE DINGEN" thus gently addresses important environmental issues and turns into a dancing philosophizing about mundane objects. What is a chair used for and what can it be - from the classic seat to a snail shell to a moving vehicle. Objects of everyday life are in the foreground and take the audience on a performative dance journey. Sometimes logically prescient, at other times astonishingly absurd, and sometimes morphing into an obstacle, the individual objects transform in split-second play, freeing up spaces for new ways of looking at, interpreting, and questioning our everyday objects.
It is a homage to the way of looking at small things and details, while inviting the spectators to dive into a crowded world of things in a different way.
Divided into chapters, new questions are posed to the audience. "Do you think like me?". Thus, the spectators are drawn into in a world of playfulness on a multilingual level with countless possibilities of what an object can be, the imagination is triggered, it unites the audience, and they team up with the performers, over and over again. The story is told both in spoken language and sign language (DGS).
The audience is subtly taken on a journey of how things can function or be viewed – that there is more than one way. The result is an outstanding and self-empowering exploration of the issues of sustainability and accessibility for a young audience.
In Dinge Dingen darkness is used in places, partially creating disorder. This can stimulate sensory stimuli.
Watch at your own risk, so decide for yourself whether you might feel triggered by the piece or not.