EDEN – Die Stimmung war ganz gut bis zum Schluss


time & s_pace Performance 2022/23

At the borders and gradients of dance, performance and theater, the two performers HARTMANNMUELLER create a sensual scenario of a state of nature that most likely was not one. In their Garden of Eden, it is not only human contradictions that can be experienced as intermediate tones and color gradients. Animals speak, God is a voyeur who questions himself through his existence, and nature, discursively identified with reactionary thought, brings in that while it will forever be unloved, we remain dependent on it. An evening in this garden is like a last supper, consisting of the fruits from the tree of knowledge: We are born naked and the rest is drag! Amen.

German/English, Duration: 1 h


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Concept/Choreography: HARTMANNMUELLER // Performance: Simon Hartmann, Daniel Ernesto Mueller // Music/Composition: Jana Sotzko // Stage/Costume: Katrin Lehmacher // Tailor: Melina Hylla // Production Management: Susanne Berthold // Lighting Design: Philipp Zander

A production by HARTMANNMUELLER, in co-production with Ringlokschuppen Ruhr, Mülheim. Supported by PACT Zollverein, Essen. The revival is supported by the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, NRW Landesbüro Freie Darstellende Künste.