HOW THINGS GO
Premiere planned for May 2020
Concept, Direction, Choreography, Interpretation: Felix Baumann (DE), Sean Henderson (US/CH)
Stage and visual design: Felix Baumann (DE), Sean Henderson (US/CH)
Music design: Jakub Štourač (CZ), Pilou Barge (FR)
Light design: Jiří Šmirk (CZ)
Production: Baumann (DE) & Henderson (US/CH)
Co-production: Švestkový Dvůr / Plum Yard (CZ)
A production combining dance, physical and visual theatre, 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.
A physical theatre performance by Baumann (DE) & Henderson (US)
How Things Go