Trying to Sit on the Air

 

„What you can see are my lips, a little bit of my teeth, a little bit of my tongue – I don't even see this; but within me there will have to be a lot of movement, so that my breath can transport something from the place where thinking happens inside me, through the air, which connects and seperates us, to you." Ernst Jandl

 

Airflow and calm, exhalation and vacuum, first cry and dying breath – this research with puppets, objects and music is moving amongst these extremes. Air, an omnipresent and vital resource, hardly perceptible usually, an invisible material is the protagonist of this performance.


Lehmann und Wenzel [Leipzig], Wilde & Vogel [Leipzig]
Performance, Puppets, Scenography: Samira Lehmann, Michael Vogel, Stefan Wenzel
Live-Music: Charlotte Wilde
Choir: Members of the Gewandhauschor Leipzig
Choral direction, Composition: Gregor Meyer
Directed by: Franziska Merkel

Co-production with Westflügel Leipzig

 

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