Am Königsweg nach Elfriede Jelinek – MACHT#1

the guts company

time & s_pace Performance Tanz 2022/23

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.

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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.