Karla, Ändi, Arthur

Karla, Ändi, Arthur

Barking and singing, fur-covered stones and furry flowers, here a breeze blows, a smell comes from there – in Karla’s, Ändi’s and Arthur’s world there is much to see, hear and feel – each of the three does this in his/her own way: Karla sees with her knee, Ändi preferably with her nose. Arthur prefers to look good. Besides, Karla is older than Ändi and Arthur, Ändi has four legs instead of two, and Arthur is the only one with dark hair. On the other hand, Ändi can drum with his tail, Karla knows how to dress, and Arthur knows how to move. In this world dogs and humans are equal: no matter wether they are quadrupeds or bipeds, old or young, fury or not – cuddling, kissing, chatting, rubbing, dancing or looking at the stars is most beautiful in a when done with the three of them.

Choreographer Barbara Fuchs, composer Jörg Ritzenhoff and the dancer Arthur Schopa have let Karla Faßbender and her guide dog Ändi show them a new world. It is not the world as we know it through which Ändi leads Karla, but a realm in which all of the senses are equal. Follow, Karla, Ändi and Arthur into this unique world.

Dates

PREMIERE: October 1st, 2021 I ehrenfeldstudios, Cologne

January 29 & 30 2022 I 4pm
January 31 & February 1 2022 I 10am
at the ehrenfeldstudios, Cologne

For people with visual impairments, we offer a touch tour on stage half an hour before the performance. Please register for this with us in advance.

Team

Idea, artistic direction: Barbara Fuchs
Music and lyrics: Jörg Ritzenhoff
Performance: Karla Faßbender, Ändi, Arthur Schopa
Choreography Arthur Schopa & Barbara Fuchs
Narrator Gisela Nohl
Stage Odile Foehl
Costume design: Stefanie Bold
Lighting: Wolfgang Pütz
Mediation and dramaturgy Vivica Bocks
Production management: Carina Graf
Press relations: Kerstin Rosemann
Photos: Sabine Grosse-Wortmann

Supported by the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, by the Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Beauftragten
of the Federal Government for Culture and Media and the Cultural Office of the City of Cologne and RheinEnergie Stiftung Kultur.
Co-produced by tanzhaus nrw and Feldtheater Berlin.

Allein, zu zweit, zu dritt

by Jörg Ritzenhoff | Allein, zu zweit, zu dritt

QUERFELD-REIN I PREPARATION

QUERFELD-REIN I PREPARATION

Here, a preparatory introduction is offered in order to make it easier for the young audience to “find their way in” to the aesthetics of contemporary dance before attending the theatre. For groups in which many children or young people have a great urge to move or the concentration span is low, a mediation format prior to the performance is recommended.

 

 

Get in touch, we will find the right format for you.

Contact:

Arthur Schopa

vermittlung@tanzfuchs.com

Phone +49 177 7 82 28 25

QUERFELD-RAUS I FOLLOW UP

QUERFELD-RAUS I FOLLOW UP

The follow-up format offers the young audience a joint conclusion after the theatre visit: what has been seen is sensually recreated through guided physical exercises and activated again through the body memory. Specific features of the dance piece, such as the use of costumes, objects, etc., or the musical level are also the starting point for guided improvisations that offer the children the opportunity to relate what they have seen to their own world of experience.

Reflections into another artistic medium, such as painting activities, can also be used as a mediation strategy.

And of course the young audience can exchange ideas in a guided discussion both in the group and with the artists and dance mediators.

 

Get in touch, we will find the right format for you.

Contact:

Arthur Schopa

vermittlung@tanzfuchs.com

Phone +49 177 7 82 28 25

ACCOMPANYING MATERIAL

ACCOMPANYING MATERIAL

We offer background material for teachers and pedagogues that gives them an insight into contemporary dance theatre work for the very young and sensitises them to its development. Short tutorials and theoretical exercises can be implemented easily and independently in groups.

We can offer you accompanying material for the following pieces:

FATTY CHAIN

PIECE OF PAPER

PFFHHH

BUCKETS OF FEELING

Contact us and we will send you the accompanying material as a PDF.

 

Contact:

Arthur Schopa

vermittlung@tanzfuchs.com

Phone +49 177 7 82 28 25