With “Compost Composing”, the artists’ group KOMA&Ko invites you to a round dance. Compost becomes a compositional principle, we submit to the cycles and cycles of all being, the circular form. Transformation processes are celebrated with text, dance and song. A personal and collective confrontation of five performers with growth and finiteness, states of exhaustion and processes of regeneration, closeness to nature and alienation. By and with Linda Pilar Brodhag, Renan Manhaes, Benjamin Lindh Medin, Ophelia Young, Magdalena Weniger.
In a cycle of round dances and canon songs we lead the visitors around the Festspielhaus and through the Kulturgarten and finally into an installation between projection and object in collaboration with the sculptor Theresa Rothe (Leipzig) and the video artist Raiko Sánchez (Berlin). The installation is accompanied by immersive audio works. In collaboration with the musician Jarii van Gohl (Berlin), vocals by the performers and narratives by colleagues Renan, Manhaes, Lisa Stewart and Florence Freitag are mixed with 3D sound compositions.
“Compost Composing” takes place as a performative walk in the Kulturgarten and around the Festspielhaus, followed by a visit to an audiovisual installation in the side stage Oste. For this you will be given headphones before entering the installation.
German/English, Duration: 1 hr. 30 Min.
Artistic direction >>> Magdalena Weniger
Choreography >>> Magdalena Weniger in co-authorship with the performers
Choreographic assistance >>> Linda Pilar Brodhag
Performance, vocal compositions, text research >>> Linda Pilar Brodhag, Ophelia Young, Renan Manhaes, Benjamin Lindh Medin, Magdalena Weniger
Text/Performance >>> Veit Arlt and Magdalena Weniger in co-authorship with the performers
Music design >>> Jarii van Gohl
Dramaturgy >>> Veit Arlt
Set design >>> Bettina Kletzsch
Costume >>> Bettina Kletzsch and Theresa Rothe
Video >>> Raiko Sánchez
Objects >>> Theresa Rothe
Technical direction and lighting design >>> Steffen Melch
Technical support >>> Joël Beierer, Tim Weseloh, Martin Mulik
Production >>> KOMA&Ko, Helena Steurer
Press & Public Relations >>> Helena Steurer, KOMA&Ko
Documentation/Photos: Jennifer Rohrbacher
Graphic design: Julia Löffler
Supported by >>> Supported by the NATIONAL PERFORMANCE NETWORK – STEPPING OUT, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of the NEUSTART KULTUR. Aid Programme Dance. Supported by the Landesverband Freie Tanz- und Theater- schaffende Baden-Württemberg e.V. with funds from the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts of the State of Baden-Württemberg. Supported by the Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony, the Cultural Office of the City of Dresden and the City of Freiburg.