The strong-voiced performer Magdalena Weniger and the musician Jarii van Gohl embark on an expedition into the plant world in a multi-layered performance with live arrangements. Growing, being repotted, adapting, thriving or dying. Socialisation processes are matched with botanical growth cycles, personal anecdotes are interwoven with memories of the family garden, science finds a surreal transfer in movements in space and time. “Without plants, who would know that everything has a root?”.
I am the 6th of 7 children
seven natural births
my mother is an animal
dandelion or tiger lily
I am also
also called ‘Black Velvet
with dark red-brown markings along the leaf veins
Flowers white, with a hint of pink
In their 3-part botanical work cycle, KOMA&Ko get to the bottom of the dynamic human-environment exchange and collaborate with experts from art and science. In addition to “Tiarella Hybrid”, the audiovisual and installation performance brach und wild (Sept ’21) and COMPOST COMPOSING (June ’22), a choreography through the garden, will be created. Under the label KOMA & Ko, Magdalena Weniger and Linda Pilar Brodhag produce cooperative projects between Dresden and Freiburg that playfully move between dance and installation, performance and experimental space-sound experience.
Stroboscopic light effects will be used for considerable periods during the event. This may cause health problems for sensitive persons.
+ Audience discussion afterwards on 14.10.
ArtRose – Dance workshop Magdalena Weniger and Linda Brodhag, movement and dance for all the young at heart over 60.
Info and registration to email@example.com or +49 351 264 62 37
Magdalena Weniger (artistic direction, composition, choreography and performance), Jarii van Gohl (music design), Veit Arlt (dramaturgy), Bettina Kletzsch (costume, set), Martin Mulik (lighting design), Linda Pilar Brodhag (production management and Outside-Eye). In exchange with the experts Emi Mioshi (performance), Charles Washington (dance), Sigried Hagenguth and Jan Aurel (botany), Simone Türauf (social psychology).
Texts by Magdalena Weniger, Veit Arlt and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Public relations: Julia Klockow, Katharine Schwarzer
Graphics: Julia Loeffler
Teaser: Julius Günzel
Co-production HELLERAU – European Centre for the Arts and E-WERK Freiburg i.Br. Supported by the cultural offices of the cities of Dresden and Freiburg and the Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony.