Exhaustion/Inhaustion

 

What do an empty space and an exhausted body have in common? What should you do when it seems that your head is exploding and you have lost your heart? After the burnout, this is the starting point of this autobiographical solo. The emptiness of the stage is been used as an analogy of own perceived emptiness and step by step space as well as the body will be filled, ergo replenished.

This solo is presented exclusively on open-air stages, preferably in band shells. These architectures are often unoccupied as well and awaiting utilisation/invigoration. These venues are often in the neighbourhood of psychosomatic rehabilitative facilities that house potential audience members and individuals with expertise in this topic.

 

concept, choreography, performance: Gudrun Lange

concept, production management: Anne Kleiner

dramaturgy: Verena Billinger

music: Oliver Bedorf

technical director: Christian Aufderstroth

graphic design: Eike Dingler

assistance: Jana Marscheider

 

production: tanz lange e.V.

Supported by: Kunststiftung NRW, Ministerium für Familie, Kinder, Jugend, Kultur und Sport des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen

 

Premiere: July 11th 2013, "Musikpavillon Hofgarten Düsseldorf", followed by performances in Bad Nauheim and Bad Malente in July 2013

 

"Although the 45-minute performance addresses a very personal theme through dance and sound, the atmosphere is warm, beautiful and buoyant, like an evening in the park in July."

 

Juliane Ariane Reiter, coolibri, Juli 2013

 

"Outstanding dance piece in Musikpavillon Hofgarten Düsseldorf."

 

Thomas Hag, Rheinische Post, 13.07.2013