mourn / sing about / lament / question /
remember / hear / forget / betray /
digest / lose / compose / fail /
“Living Minus Dead” is a hybrid 360° experience at the intersection of music, theater and film. Four performers – complemented by three singers around the composer Mathias Monrad Møller – deal with their own mortality and collective mourning practices. The basis for this is the online project “Archive of the Living Dead”, which has received much media attention and which documents voices of Corona risk groups in the form of digital legacies and preserves them for a coming society.
The production “Living Minus Dead” is a formal aesthetic and content response to the challenges of the Corona pandemic. Using 360° technology, it simultaneously occupies analog as well as digital (theater) space, seeking a communal experience in pandemic times and beyond.
For this purpose, each analog performance comes to digital resurrection after three days. Both experiences are unique and yet interconnected: they each offer their own unique perspectives on what is happening on stage and at the same time take a look at each other.
Performances on site and digitally*
HELLERAU: Friday, June 18, 2021, 7:00 p.m., HELLERAU – European Center for the Arts, 17/8 €.
DIGITAL**: Monday, June 21, 2021, 8 p.m., YouTube (The access link will be published here on the day of the performance), free of charge or Donation for the renovation of Villa Wigman from Villa Wigman für TANZ e.V.
HELLERAU: Saturday, June 19, 2021, 6:30 p.m., HELLERAU – European Center for the Arts, €17/8
DIGITAL**: Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 8 p.m., YouTube (access link will be published here on the day of the performance), free of charge or Donation for the renovation of Villa Wigman from Villa Wigman für TANZ e.V.
HELLERAU: Sunday, June 20, 2021, 8:00 p.m., HELLERAU – European Center for the Arts, 17/8 €.
DIGITAL**: Wednesday, 23 June 2021 the performance of 18.06. and 20.06. will be streamed, free of charge or Donation for the renovation of Villa Wigman from Villa Wigman für TANZ e.V.
Click here for the online audience discussion via Zoom with the artists on Wednesday, 23.06. 9:30 p.m.
Audience discussion with Boris Nikitin, Antje Schupp, Sigal Zouk and theatrale subversion on Saturday, 19.06. 10:00 p.m. in HELLERAU.
Online audience discussion with the artists Wednesday, 23.06. 21:30 online (access to be announced).
*We will film during the event for the purpose of publishing an online stream on YouTube HELLERAU and www.hellerau.org from June 21 – 23, as well as for use on all channels of press and public relations of theatrical subversion and HELLERAU. With your participation in the event you agree that HELLERAU and theatrale subversion GbR may use the resulting recordings – unlimited in time, place and subject matter – but always in connection with the mentioned project “Lebende Minus Tote”. With the publication of the video recordings on which you are depicted, you agree to this purpose (right to your own image according to §22 KUG).
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** The digital performances can only be accessed at the times indicated. Subsequent retrieval is not possible!
During the event, different forms of moving images are projected onto different screens. This may cause health problems for sensitive persons.
In this production, the corona-related minimum distances are not exceeded. This is possible because the production is based on a detailed testing and monitoring concept and the artists are regularly tested with PCR tests.
We find and develop our own material. We are authors, producers, performers, dramaturges and directors. Our works are documentary and fictional, theatrical and performative, analog and multimedia. We are interested in the in-between. We develop formats for stages and public spaces. We work interdisciplinary. We do not address an audience. The basis of our productions is research. Research takes time. We look for what’s behind, underneath, above. That means we are interested in topics, voices and perspectives that are marginal or absent from public perception. We search for general validity in the singular and for the preconditions of the present. In this sense, we understand our work as political.
Duration: approx. 1 hr. 30 min.
Artistic direction | direction | performance: Alexander Bauer, Romy Weyrauch, Michael Neil McCrae
Musical direction | composition | performance: Mathias Monrad Møller
Performer | Text: Katharina Bill
Performers | Singers: Paula Götz, Wolf-Dieter Gööck, Leila Schütz
Stage design: Jenny Barthold
Costume design: Konstanze Grotkopp
Technical direction | lighting design: Martin Mulik
Outside-Eye: Miriam Coretta Schulte
Video: Alexander Bauer, Maks Pallas
Video technology: Bildkraft
Supervision 360° Technology | Postproduction 360° Video: René Blümel
Sound equipment and postproduction 360° sound: Helge Petzold
Production management: Nicole Meier
A production of theatrale subversion in co-production with HELLERAU – European Center for the Arts.
Supported by the Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, by the City of Dresden, Office for Culture and Monument Protection and the Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony. This measure is co-financed by tax funds on the basis of the budget passed by the Saxon state parliament.