GAIA - Sane again?
Physical Monkey, Germany
The world is stumbling from one crisis to the next. So how do we hold on to any hope for the future? Sometimes, inspiration slumbers in unexpected places: performer Sabeth Dannenberg takes us into the mysterious world of underground mushroom networks. In the "Laboratory for Utopian Imagination," the Gaia hypothesis is presented: our planet is a living being in its own right. Through vertical choreographies on a Chinese Mast, in a poetic stage setting of illuminated paper artworks, artist and audience members embark on a search for the answer to the question: "Can we make our planet sane again?"
Sabeth Dannenberg studied Physical Theatre at the Folkwang University of the Arts. The co-production with her label "Physical Monkey" resulted from a collaboration with the "Bündnis Neuer Zirkus Ruhr."
Co-produced by: Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen, Theater im Pumpenhaus, Münster, and Flottmann-Hallen, Herne.
By and with: Sabeth Dannenberg
Play development, direction, dramaturgy: Kristin Scheinhütte
Music: Gregor Keienburg
Stage: Caroline Stauch
Costume design: Bettina Zumdick
Consulting, dramaturgy: Rita Roring
Lighting: Nick Heedemann
Production management: Helene Ewert
Photo: Vardar (Siegersbusch)