SCHWARM

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.

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 Andreas Kermann, Ralf K. Lang,  Susu Rachidi,  Maro Niemann

The premiere and three further performances took place as part of the Summer of Performance at Bärenquell Brauerei in cooperation with the Revier Südost.  Further versions were  shown at the Sommerwerft Frankfurt/Main and at Lehniner Institut für Kunst und Kultur.

  • 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


VIDEOS: Mara Stirner

 

SCHWARM, Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen, Bürgerfest, day version 2022

PHOTOS: Maro Niemann

 

SCHWARM, Bärenquell Brauerei, night version 2021

PHOTOS: Andreas Kermann

 

SCHWARM, Bärenquell Brauerei, night version 2021

PHOTOS: Ralf K. Lang

 

SCHWARM, Lehniner Institut für Kunst & Kultur, day version 2021

PHOTOS: Andreas Kermann

 

SCHWARM, creation process 2021

PHOTOS: Andreas Kermann / Ralf K. Lang / Susu Rachidi

 


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