HOW THINGS GO
Many thanks to these institutions for providing residential spaces and support: Švestkový Dvůr / Plum Yard (CZ) and Studio ALTA (CZ).
The project was financially supported by: Švestkový Dvůr / Plum Yard - Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, State Fund for the Culture of the Czech Republic and South Bohemia region.
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Concept, Direction, Interpretation: Felix Baumann (DE), Sean Henderson (US)
Stage and visual design: Felix Baumann (DE), Sean Henderson (US/CH)
Music design: Jakub Štourač (CZ)
Outside eye: Marie Gourdain (FR/CZ)
Light design: Jiří Šmirk (CZ)
Production: Von B bis Z | Baumann & Zöller GbR (DE)
Co-production: Švestkový Dvůr / Plum Yard (CZ)
A production combining dance, physical and visual theatre with circus. The performance is amongst others inspired by The Way Things Go (1987), an art film by the Swiss artist duo Peter Fischli and David Weiss, which documents a long causal chain assembled of everyday objects. “How things go” is a movement based research of objects and materials, their physicality and function, their momentum, and the influence they have on the human body in motion.
In “How things go” two guys try to build something which is remarkable for their life. On the way their encounter with the objects causes a chain of reactions, where failure is incarnated, in the architecture of their plan. But without giving up and sustaining their sense of humor they keep rolling, stubborn like a stone falling into the water.
We would like to thank, among others, the following for the inspiration: the inventors of games like “Domino, Mikado & Jenga”, the makers of the comic characters and series like “Pat A Mat”, as well as the long traditions of silent movies and their founders like “Chaplin, Keaton, Llyod & others”.
How Things Go