A personal and collective exploration by five performers of growth and finitude, states of exhaustion and processes of regeneration, closeness to nature and alienation. By and with Linda Pilar Brodhag, Ophelia Young, Renan Manhaes, Benjamin Lindh Medin and Magdalena Weniger. In a cycle of round dances and canon songs we lead the visitors through the public space and finally into an installation between projection and object in collaboration with the sculptor Theresa Rothe (Leipzig) and the video artist Raiko Sánchez (Berlin).
In their botanical work cycle, KOMA&Ko explore the dynamic human-environment exchange and collaborate with experts from art and science. In addition to the performative installation brach und wild (2021), the multi-layered solo performance Tiarella Hybrid - a botanical personality study (2021) and Compost Composing (2022), a performance walk that resulted in an immersive audiovisual installation, were created.
"Untheatrically, the piece poses questions about humanity itself and our origins; humility towards nature and its laws, which we have nothing to oppose, also becomes palpable. What is human, what are we - and what is the essence of art in these times of change? 'Everything moves in cycles' and Compost Composing takes us on a journey, dissolves concepts and previous boundaries between art and life a bit to open another level. This is what art needs, can and should move - the proximity to life, the dissolution of outdated structures and the question to what moves us in the depths."
Heidi Morgenstern/ dance writer review 22.09.2022
"Magdalena Weniger and her team succeed in creating poetic images. For example, when the dancers create a wave out of a large piece of cloth; it's also beautiful how "Compost Composing" plays with the surroundings of Ferdinand-Weiß-Strasse and that it's open to coincidences that arise when art goes outside."
Anette Hoffmann/ review Badische Zeitung 08.07.2022
Magdalena Weniger in co-authorship with performers
Linda Pilar Brodhag
Performance, Vocal compositions, Text research
Linda Pilar Brodhag, Ophelia Young, Renan Manhaes, Benjamin Lindh Medin, Magdalena Weniger
Veit Arlt und Magdalena Weniger in co-authorship with performers
Jarii van Gohl
Bettina Kletzsch und Theresa Rothe
Technical management and Lightdesign
Steffen Melch, Martin Mulik
Joël Beierer, Tim Weseloh
KOMA&Ko, Helena Steurer
Press and Public relations
KOMA&Ko, Helena Steurer
Jennifer Rohrbacher, Marc Doradzillo
Promotion photos and Teaser
July 8, 2022, 8:45 pm
July 9/10/16 at 8:45 p.m. and July 17 at 6 p.m.
September 22, 2022, 7 pm
September 23 at 5 p.m. and on September 24 at 3 p.m.
Performing Arts Fund from funds of the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media within the framework of NEUSTART KULTUR; Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony. This measure is co-financed by tax funds on the basis of the budget passed by the Saxon state parliament. State Capital Dresden, Office for Culture and Monument Protection.
Team E-WERK, Sabine Noll, Karolin Stächele, Klaus Steffes-Holländer, Heidi Brunnschweiler, Matthias, Jasper und Liron Weniger, Maren und Derek Wickwire, Stadt Freiburg, Rückgrat Freiburg, Sarah Stachow, Lisa Stewart und Florence Freitag, Rosalind Masson, Bureau Neue, Chantal Kohlmeyer/ Studio Pro Arte, Annette Gilsdorf und Andreas Röder-Reich/Tanzhalle Freiburg, Programm Team HELLERAU -Europäisches Zentrum der Künste Dresden, Martin Mulik, Rumpelhausen Abenteuerspielplatz, Beach Volleyball Crew, Regina Brodhag, Trinitario Hernandez, Jürgen und Jana Meyndt.