Note: Due to a case of illness in the team, a shortened, new version of the piece will be presented. The ticket price also includes admission to all festival exhibitions, other performances and the festival party.
For the first production in the cycle “Power to Whom”, the guts company is dealing with the theatre text Am Königsweg by Elfriede Jelinek. The evening explores the thesis: without mass, no power. But also the question of what people are prepared to leave behind just to belong to this mass?
Two dancers on stage and an actress on 11 screens engage in a great round of leading and following – submission, wordiness, dazzling, promise, repetition – the ingredients for successful leadership over a mass of identity-hungry, finally-no-longer-orientationless, however-upstanding new citizens. With the means of dance and an abridged version of Elfriede Jelinek’s text, the guts company transforms the theme of power into a large, crowded and multi-layered negotiation between top and bottom.
German, without translation, duration: 3 x 20 min.
Concept/ Choreography: Johanna Roggan
Co-Director/ Dramaturgy: Nora Otte
Performance: Sylvana Seddig, Marie Zechiel
Acting Video: Julia Amme
Video: Benjamin Schindler
Sound: Demian Kappenstein
Costumes/ Stage: Julia Pommer
Technical Director/ Light Design: Falk Dittrich
Video Technician: Johannes Petzold
Production Management 2019/20: Heike Zadow
Company Management: Kati Thiel
Performance rights: rowohlt Theater Verlag
In cooperation with Societaetstheater Dresden. Supported by the Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media,as part of the NEUSTART KULTUR program Supported by the City of Dresden – Office for Culture and Monument Protection. Supported by the Dresden Cultural Foundation of Dresdner Bank.