Compost Composing

KOMA&Ko/Magdalena Weniger

Installation 2022/23

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.