Fri, September 03, 2021
09:30 PM CEST
Kraftwerk Bille / PARKS
March or blockade: does the alarm entail standing up, or rather staying seated? In her latest solo performance, which premiered at TD Berlin 2019, Antje Pfundtner asks the fundamental question of what is worth standing up for and when we are better off staying seated.
Usually, stage people rise when the audience takes a seat to watch and listen to them. After pieces about the motives for beginning and ending, this time choreographer Antje Pfundtner prefers to stand up only when she thinks it is right. To rise, to make room, to take action, to rehearse the uprising: Who says you have to stand up to speak out and, conversely, what does staying seated mean?
»Platz nehmen« was written in autumn 2019 in response to the celebrated premiere of her solo play »Sitzenbleiben ist eine gute Idee«, the last part of her melancholic trilogy about the laws of time and transience. Antje Pfundtner goes into rehearsed riot with her well-known wit of language and movement, looking for shared moments with the audience, letting them help her up, gurgling in celebration of the Freude schöner Götterfunken, only to find the right moment to speak up. Each evening, a different dynamic emerges in cooperation with the audience. At HF#7, »Platz nehmen« will be shown for the first time in Hamburg.
Antje Pfundtner in Gesellschaft (APiG) is based in Hamburg, produces stage plays and initiates collaborative spaces. In 2012/2013, Antje Pfundtner became the first choreographer to receive conceptual funding from the Hamburg Ministry of Culture and Media for the foundation of her company. In 2016, she was awarded the George Tabori Prize. In addition to her stage collaborations, APiG develops formats of artistic sharing: she is currently initiating the TISCHGESELLSCHAFTEN, an assembly initiative for networking, sharing resources and perpetuating knowledge exchange
Idea, concept & productionAntje Pfundtner in Gesellschaft
Props Irene Pätzug
Production management:Hannah Melder
»Platz nehmen« is a production by Antje Pfundtner in company in co-production with Monologfestival 2019/ TD Berlin.
Mon, August 23, 2021
12:00 AM CEST
Lichthof Theater, Mendelssohnstraße 15, 22761 Hamburg