an audio-visual expedition

mobile stilt theatre with live sound and Vjane projections


Cranes glide through the air. Carried by the wind, they cross the continents. What drives them? How do they plan their flight paths? What obstacles do they overcome? Inspired by this bird, which was already sung about in ancient times, Grotest Maru creates SCHWARM, a performance for urban and rural spaces. Crane figures more than three meters high dance in formations. Together with a mysterious figure on the ground, they invite the audience to an audio-visual excursion. Live-generated sounds, which enter the ears very directly through headphones, as well as projections mixed live by a Vjane expand these associative pictorial spaces on an acoustic and visual level. SCHWARM  welcomes the audience to re-enter the public space in community, to allow shared experiences and to be inspired to reflect on what happiness and a happy life can be and how this can be achieved without harming other beings.

Direction, Artistic Director Ursula Maria Berzborn Choreography Jefferson Preto & Ensemble Performers Catia Almeida Santos, Ana Carbia, Esther Geyer, Clara Gracia, Anna Vilhelmiina Peltola, Sergio Serrano & Kathrin Hegedüsch,Tom Mustroph, Rico Tscharnke, Birgit Wieger, Hanna Zimmermann Dramaturgy Tom Mustroph Costume Design / Production of Masks Kathrin Hegedüsch Projections/ (Visual-) Dramaturgy Hanna Zimmermann Music / Music Dramaturgy / Interviews / Audio Editing Milena Kipfmüller & Klaus Jannek - souding situations Production management / Public Relations Esther Geyer, Anna Peltola, Birgit Wieger Technical Support Sergio Serrano, Rico Tscharnke Tailoring/ Production of Costumes Anna Hegedüs Projections/ Video Technology/Video Documentary Mara Stirner, Rico Tscharnke Photography / Graphics Andreas Kermann

The premiere and three further performances will take place as part of the Summer of Performance at the Bärenquell Brauerei in cooperation with the Revier Südost. Tickets are available here: Revier Südost

A further versions will be shown at the Sommerwerft Frankfurt/Main. The Version for  the Karneval der Kulturen Berlin is canceled.There will be a spontaneous alternative performance, location still unknown, please check here for the latest information

  • July30th 2021, at 8:30 pm, Bärenquell Brauerei , Berlin    PREMIERE !
  • July31th 2021, at 8:30 pm, Bärenquell Brauerei , Berlin
  • August 4th 2021, at 9:45pm, Sommerwerft, Frankfurt / Main
  • August 6th 2021, at 8:30 pm, Bärenquell Brauerei, Berlin
  • August 7th 2021, at 8:30 pm, Bärenquell Brauerei, Berlin
  • August 15th 2021, at 8:30 pm,  Lehniner Institut für Kunst und Kultur, Kloster Lehnin

VIDEO : Mara Stirner

SCHWARM, Bärenquell Brauerei, Nachtversion 2021


SCHWARM, Bärenquell Brauerei, Nachtversion 2021


SCHWARM, Lehniner Institut für Kunst & Kultur, Tagesversion 2021


SCHWARM, creation process 2021