invited to Theater der Welt Festival 2020!
(postponed to 2021)
Make clothes out of food, lie on top of cars, dance with animals, try bagism, make a ketchup fight, follow a random passerby through the city, remote control your parents, invent your own Live Art form of sports, search for miracles, walk through London with a map of Paris, invent an alter ego of the opposite gender, deconstruct electrical devices and build what-happens-next-machines… . PLAYING UP is an artwork exploring the potential of Live Art to bridge generations. Drawing on key Live Art themes and seminal works, PLAYING UP takes the form of a game that is played by adults and kids together.
PLAYING UP is produced and published in a collaboration between the Live Art Development Agency (UK), FUNDUS THEATER / Theatre of Research (Germany), Tate Early Years and Family Programme (UK), Kids Best Biennial (Sweden) and Live Art UK, with the generous support of the Goethe-Institut London. Design: David Caines.
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ON SUGAR- Interactive Performance in Seven Sweets
invited to Zürcher Theaterspektakel 2020
(postponed to 2021)
Sugar is loved and desired. Especially by children. But sugar is also something to fight about. Sugar – adults and kids will agree on that – is connected to mighty
feelings, feelings of very different kinds. In this interactive performance we invite the audience for a test: What does the sugar do to us? What exactly happens in our bodies? How does the sugar
rush feel and how does it feel, when it ends? In seven sweets we will not only explore and embody the science of sugar, but also its history: Turns out, people always fought over sugar.
Sugarcane plants from India were on board, when Christopher Columbus sailed to the West Indies, and sugar also was a main drive of the atlantic slave trade. Can we taste all that in candy cotton? And
what about sugar today? What if sugar was not just sugar, but a magic substance, we haven’t yet quite understood?
In sugar science and emotion, history and economy, the microworld of our bodies and the macroworld of the planet come together and form a riddle which we haven’t solved, yet. The perfect topic for the interactive stage of Theatre of Research.
More Info: german