And on the seventh day
This is the first collaboration with kainkollektiv from Bochum. For And on the seventh day, we dealt with creating and exhausting. In theatre work the creative is often found in improvisation – the performers are seen directly creating and exhausting. And so And on consists of structured improvisation. It is the biblical creation story in particular that provides structure. There are seven parts relating to the seven days of Genesis. However, the performers do not rest endlessly after the seventh day but continue with the next week. Until the performance day ends. At midnight the show is also over.
And on the seventh day is a theatrical installation, which means: the audience can always go in and out and choose their seats. They can take drinks into the performance area. Or serve themselves from the food table, which they share with the performers. The audience can leave us when they like, whenever it’s a good moment and feels right. And they are also welcome to return.
There is a book in the foyer for feedback that accepts all comments, criticism and verbal applause.
And on the seventh day is an unwieldy attempt to make a performative space available for exhaustion and to invite the audience to share this space and also this exhaustion.
Concept and production: kainkollektiv (Lettow/Schmuck) and Gudrun Lange
Performer: Antoine Effroy, Jan Ehlen, Bianca Künzel, Rasmus Nordholt, Charlotte Pfeifer, Michael Taylor
Video: Jan Ehlen
Production management: Kirsten Möller
Assistance: Manuel Zauner
Production: kainkollektiv and Gudrun Lange
Coproduction: Ringlokschuppen Mülheim, FFT Düsseldorf, Pumpenhaus Münster
Supported by: Kunststiftung NRW, Fonds Darstellende Künste e.V., Ministerium für Familie, Kinder, Jugend, Kultur und Sport des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen, Bezirksregierung Arnsberg, Bezirksregierung Düsseldorf.
Premiere: October 13th 2012, Ringlokschuppen Mülheim