Programme

Carsten “Erobique” Meyer & Paul Pötsch & Lea Connert

Wir treiben die Liebe auf die Weide

Concert happening about the musical legacy of the GDR that goes beyond a historical Ostalgia  

Music

German / approx. 80 mins.

2019 marked 30 years since the fall of the Wall. And the occasion for Carsten “Erobique” Meyer, known and loved for his one-man live-disco ecstasies and film music (including for “Tatortreiniger”), debris-dandy Paul Pötsch and director Lea Connert to explore a blind spot in German cultural history: the musical legacy of the GDR from the ‘60s and ‘70s. Songs were created at the time with a commitment to jazz, Afrobeat, Schlager pop, soul, tropicália, and funk, with next to nothing to do with the clichéd image of grey East Germany. These compositions and texts from socialism were so good at escaping censorship that they got through just as poetry, and they grooved so outrageously hard that they could easily tear apart every disco between Wismar and Konstanz. “Wir treiben die Liebe auf die Weide” features a showband around Meyer and Pötsch, including Polly Lapkovskaja, Marcel Römer, Pola Lia Schulten and other guests, re-interpreting songs by important musicians such as Uschi Brüning, Veronika Fischer, Nina Hagen and Manfred Krug. Add some documentary material and texts and you get an intense concert-happening that celebrates the special significance of music, its hidden qualities of resistance, and its soft subversiveness. 

Cast

Idea, dramaturgy, musical direction: Carsten “Erobique” Meyer, Paul Pötsch / Arrangement, musical execution: Carsten “Erobique” Meyer, Paul Pötsch / With: Polly Lapkovskaja/POLLYESTER (Bass), Marcel Römer (Drums), Pola Lia Schulten (Tasten und Gesang), Jan Schnoor (Percussion), Sidney Frenz, Juno Meinecke, Albrecht Schrader und Anna Suhr (Chor) / With guest performances by: Bernd Bergemann, Uschi Brüning, Pascal Finkenauer, Christin Nichols, DJ Patex / Direction and production: Lea Connert / Set design and costume: Isabelle Kaiser, Benjamin Burgunder / Set construction: Leo Rau / Video design: Rosanna Graf

Dates

  • Current
    Thu 9.4.2020, 20:00 / HAU1
    Fri 10.4.2020, 20:00 / HAU1

Credits

Production: Internationales Sommerfestival Kampnagel. Co-production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Hellerau – Europäisches Zentrum der Künste Dresden. Funded by: Fonds Darstellende Künste aus Mitteln der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien und durch die Hamburgische Kulturstiftung.

Location

HAU1
Stresemannstr. 29, 10963 Berlin

There are two marked parking spots in front of the building. Access to the Parkett by means of a separate entrance with lift when necessary. Barrier-free restroom facilities are available. Advance notification advised.

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