The new work of go plastic company is a bittersweet and sadly joyful multimedia, walk-through and interactive solo dance performance, tending to be slow, padded, resounding in minor key, characterized by dark hues and pensive discourses. go plastic explores different forms of emotional practice and emotional culture and develops artistic positions on the state of mind of melancholy. Using the motif of “being in-between”, the collective explores this elusive but very poignant emotion in the prism of philosophy, art, aesthetics, sociology, pop culture, psychology, medicine and theology. Melancholy experts from these fields are invited to share their views and experiences in the form of artistic contributions and interviews.
MELANCHOLIC MARATHON is the second piece by go plastic that deals intensively with feelings, after the piece “mind the rage”, which dealt with anger. The movement research, choreography and performance are co-authored and realized by Cindy Hammer (artistic co-directorgo plastic) and Momo Fabienne Tanner (dancer). The accompanying team consists of Susan Schubert (dramaturgy/mediation), Stephan Tautz (artwork, mediation), Benjamin Schindler (video/artistic documentation), ZWEATLANA (music/composition/performance), Benjamin Henrichs & Martin Mulik (light design) and Christian Rätsch (set design/stage). Integrated audio description and tactile guidance are also components of the evening.
Duration: ca. 1 h 30 min
Language: German, English
After each performance there is thr opportunity to talk directly with the go plastic company.
The school performance 29.02. can booked via the Dresdner Schulkonzerte.
Each performance has an integrated audio description.
An hour before the start of the performance there is the opportunity to take part in a tactile guided tour of the Festspielhaus space. Please sign up for the guided tour either via Email to: email@example.com or by calling the following number: +49 351 264 62 37.
The go plastic company is a free, interdisciplinary collective working regionally, nationally and internationally in various partnerships. go plastic was awarded the Arras Prize (2013) and the Dresden Art and Science Prize (2017). In 2020, the company received the RELOAD research grant from the German Federal Cultural Foundation and the TANZPAKT reconnect structural grant (2021-23) from Bureau Ritter.
Choreography & Performance: Cindy Hammer, Momo Fujita Tanner
Observer & Audio Description: Cindy Hammer, Momo Fujita Tanner
Artistic Direction & Dramaturgy: Susan Schubert
Music & Performance: Zweatlana
Set-Design & Equipment: Christian Rätsch
Video design & artistic documentation: Benjamin Schindler
Production mangagement : Michaela Jarosch
Technical management: Benjamin Henrichs
Light design: Martin Mulik & Benjamin Henrichs
Artwork: Stephan Tautz
Press and public relations: Thomas Natzschka
Social Media: Lea Schweinfurth
Melancholy anecdotes: João Pedro De Paula, Gabby – Melancholy Brand, xoox, Michaela Jarosch, Cindy Hammer, Benjamin Schindler, PM Hoffmann, Zweatlana, Momo Fujita Tanner, Christian Rätsch, Susan Schubert and other
MELANCHOLIC MARATHON, a production of go plastic company in co-production with LOFFT – DAS THEATER, Leipzig, HELLERAU – Europäisches Zentrum der Künste Dresden and EinTanzHaus, Mannheim. Supported by the NATIONAL PERFORMANCE NETWORK co-production support dance, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media. Supported by 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. Funded by the Office for Culture and Monument Protection as part of the institutional funding of the state capital Dresden. With the kind support of TENZA, audioscript, TELUX Hafenstube Weißwasser and TanzNetzDresden.