Category: <span>GUEST DIRECTIONS</span>

Out of the house

Out of the house

Each day consists of an unending chain of great adventures – even odds and end like a branch on the way can be a discovery, a beetle even a sensation. The two performer invites their audience to share this exciting way. Getting out of bed. Quickly to the bathroom. Shirt on, pants, done. And now they want to get out, get out of the house. Now, discover the world. First of all carefully, because no one knows what will happen. Maybe there is a cow? Or another animal? A pig, big or small? Or even a mouse hiding there behind the house?

Ingeborg von Zadow wrote a piece for the very smallest, full of puns and funny rhymes and surprising discoveries.

The premiere of “Out of the house” took place on 14. April 2012 in COMEDIA Theatre Cologne.


Directed by Barbara Fuchs
Dance/Act: Svenja Niekerken, Laura Virgillito
Music: Jörg Ritzenhoff
Stage & Costume Design: Barbara Fuchs
Author: Ingeborg von Zadow


A Production of Comedia Theater Köln in Coproduktion with tanzfuchs PRODUKTION/Barbara Fuchs
Founded by: Land NRW im Rahmen von Workspace

Press Quotes

Pure Pleasure

Ingeborg von Zadows new piece „Out of the house!”, choreographed by Barbara Fuchs and her ensemble shows how cross over dance-theater for children aged 2+ can work – with easiness and enthusiasm

“… That´s really funny and sometimes impressive acrobatic. Both performers reflect the feeling cosmos of two year old children: insecurity and courage, foolishness and cowardice, always aided by the sounds and music of Jörg Ritzenhoff. Definitly a piece for the small audience but also for their grown up companions….” (CHRISTINA GATH, aKT-cologne theatremagazin/May2012)

“…Actually a play with a text, which sounds almost like a song, Barbara Fuchs creates with the music by Jörg Ritzenhoff a own (movement) world. “Can you dance while you are sleeping? Yes, that’s possible, because sleep has no to be a hidden matter. In the Comedia the both actors Inne Svenja Niekerken and Laura Virgillito sleep at least on 46 mattresses and sometimes they rest even as bread slices on each tower high….” (Thomas Linden, Choices-culture in nrw-April2012)




Once in the sky and back… pushing off from the ground, jumping into the blue of the sky and landing gently on earth again… that’s what the three actors in the new play for the very young dream of. But they don’t stop at dreaming and think: Who could do such a thing? A ball that bounces on the ground and flies upwards, a human being that pushes off the ground and leaps into the air, the human voice that can bounce up and down in motion, a drumstick that bounces on the head of a drum. Barbara Fuchs, Karolina Rüegg and Tobias Liebezeit jump, fall, sing, make music, roll and play for children up to the age of two and their parents. In their concept, which is oriented towards the perception of the age group, form and colour become sound, sound becomes movement, physicality combines with sound and movement rhythm with musical rhythm.
With great joy in experimentation, the three artists explore “Skyblue” in all its facets, sometimes as a duo, sometimes as a soloist or as a trio: What does sky blue sound like? What is a round sound and what is a round movement? At the end of the imaginative play, the boundary to the stage falls and the little audience members are allowed to indulge their own urge to explore. A ball is not only a beautiful toy for adults, it is also a musical instrument and a connection to the sky.
The premiere of “Skyblue” took place on 12 November 2009 at the Tonhalle Düsseldorf.


Dance/Stage: Barbara Fuchs
Vocals: Karolina Rüegg
Percussion: Tobias Liebezeit