Figures in fantastical costumes, moving sparkling stones and words: “Sketches/Notebook” was created in January 2013 resulting from an invitation by HAU Hebbel am Ufer. The choreographer and dancer Meg Stuart led various artists to bring their different talents, backgrounds and abilities into a process of developing common proposals. From their sketches and intimate investigations arose a pulsing world of light, music, objects and gestures on stage – an exuberant laboratory for testing boundaries.
After five years of touring the group is now coming together again for two weeks at the place where it all began to create an expanded version of “Sketches/Notebook” next to carrying on with other projects – from glittering parades and a motor vehicle transforming into a clay sculpture to a poetry-reading. Under the titel “Supernova,” after the astronomical phenomenon in which a star explodes, briefly blazing more brightly than ever before, this project expands in just that way, sounding out boundaries and bringing a variety of art forms together in a collective ritual.