Martin Clausen und Kollegen

Gespräch haben / Ohne Worte

Part of “Performing Arts Festival Berlin 2017"


German /  approx. 80 minutes

In the middle of our society marked by dating and coaching, Martin Clausen and colleagues celebrate formal and informal, functional and dysfunctional forms of communication. When conversation is no longer possible and mutual misunderstanding, breaches of trust and defense-mech­anisms take over, the protagonists continue the exchange in a different form. What follows are savage fights, futile and more or less successful attempts to animate limp bodies – and approaches ranging from the heartfelt to the erotic, with diverging conceptions of closeness. They practice tragicomic approaches, keeping and losing contacts – and quite consciously affirm non-examining, non-knowing, non-capability as an indispensable part of interpersonal interaction. 


Performance: Martin Clausen, Rahel Savoldelli, Peter Trabner / Music: Mario Schulte, Doc Schoko, Harald Wissler / Space & Objects: Ivan Bazak – Karpatentheater / Light: Benjamin Schälike / Costume: Lisa Kentner & Malena Modéer / Concept: Martin Clausen, Johannes Hock / Collaboration: Werner Waas, Mia Sellmann / Production & press: björn & björn


  • Past
    Wed 9.4.2014, 20:00 / HAU3
    Thu 10.4.2014, 19:00 / HAU3
    Sat 12.4.2014, 19:00 / HAU3
    Sun 13.4.2014, 19:00 / HAU3
    Wed 15.4.2015, 19:30 / HAU3
    Thu 16.4.2015, 19:30 / HAU3
    Fri 17.4.2015, 19:30 / HAU3
    Sat 18.4.2015, 19:30 / HAU3
    Sat 17.6.2017, 20:00 / HAU3


Production: Martin Clausen und Kollegen. Co-production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer.

Supported by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe.

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