Project Description

( Balcony Ballet )

ORIGINAL: Balkonballett

A high-rise building becomes a stage!
In the centre of Chemnitz is the idyllic pedestrian zone called Rosenhof, which ends with a high-rise residential building built in the mid-1960s: over 15 floors there are more than 60 balconies in the direct vicinity. In the first Balcony Ballet these balconies become small stages used by their residents. It’s about ‘spook’ in the skyscraper, stories of being at home, living with a broad perspective and enjoying 26 square meters.
At the Rosenhof Chemnitz, the audience experiences an evening that relishly removes genre boundaries between spoken theatre, dance and installation, film, performance and popular theatre.

The project asks about the conditions of living with one another – and creates them at the same time.

  • Idea | play | direction: Gabi Reinhardt
    Choreography | video: Claudia Garbe
    Space | graphic design: Ingolf Watzlaw

    Production: Birgit Leibner
    Assistant director: Eva-Maria Gräfer
    technical production: Robert Malt

  • Premiere 06 September 2013 | Rosenhof Chemnitz

  • In co-operation with Bürgerinitiative Chemnitzer City e.V.

    This production was subsidised by Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen, Fonds Soziokultur and the cultural management of the City of Chemnitz.
    Supported by GGG Chemnitz, eins – energie in sachsen, IKEA Chemnitz.

  • PHOTO: Franziska Kurz

In the end there is the show. Together we do the work on the way there, create the atmosphere, give impulses. (Look up devised theatre.) To lead everything to a coherent whole, which follows a superordinate idea, a concept, a question – that is my job as a director.

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