OHNE WORTE - Premiere

Fr April 11 > 20h00

Sa April 12 > 21h30

Sun April 13 > 20h00

Hau 3 Tempelhofer Ufer 10, 10963 Berlin,
T: +49 (0)30 25 90 04 27 /

Praticable is a project initiated by Alice Chauchat, Frédéric de Carlo, Frédéric Gies, Isabelle Schad and Odile Seitz. It is based on the sharing of physical practices and aims to place research, learning processes, creation, production and distribution in the same context. Two pieces by artists from the collective are presented at a time; one in its entirety and one as an excerpt.

Isabelle Schad
OHNE WORTE (Praticable)

The pleasure of the text is the moment, when my body is following its own ideas - as my body doesn’t have the same ideas than myself.(...) The pleasure of the text wouldn_t be reducible to its grammatical functions, as the pleasure of the body isn’t reducible to its physiological needs.
(Roland Barthes: The pleasure of the text)

Ohne Worte (Praticable) investigates the comical act through a physical approach, that means through body practice, movement and dance. It adresses the comical body as a body of excess, a body that slips out of control because of the misbalance of its functions. This "body without words" is theatricalised, flirting with expressionism and the clowning tradition, displaying a virtuosity that allows the performer’s slip-ups to be looked at, laughed with. Referring to traditional theatrical figures, such as the ones from silent movies, pantomimes, fairy tales, ghostly appereances, Ohne Worte (Praticable) displays a multiplicity of bodies within one, proposing a fluid, manifold identity, un-covering other, invisible bodies.
It also questions the theatre machinery as designed to fulfill the spectators’ request to be entertained and to be overwhelmed by the enthralling failure of the virtuoso. While exploring, producing and presenting its own tools, Ohne Worte (Praticable) is meditating on the political vulnerability of the theatre, one which always has to entertain.

concept, choreography, dance: Isabelle Schad

lightdesign: Bruno Pocheron

dramaturgic advice: Sasa Bozic

artistic collaboration: Alice Chauchat, Hanna Hedman, Bruno Pocheron

Good Work Productions/Isabelle Schad in co-production with Espace Pier Paolo Pasolini Valenciennes
Supported by: Hauptstadtkulturfonds
With special support of: HAU 1-3 Berlin, PACT-Zollverein Essen, MimeCentrum Berlin, Tanzfabrik Berlin

as a first part
Frédéric De Carlo and Odile Seitz
will present an extract of their current project
The Beloved (Praticable)

The project offers us to go back to childhood, to give ourselves to the gravity received by the ground: this period of learning when the little beloved established the bases of his relationships with the environment and the other human beings.

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See online : hebbel-am-ufer.de

Published 4 April 2008

Reflection / Zoom sharing @ Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

I have had the pleasure to share this work with students and audiences connected to the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. In collaboration with Goethe Institute Hongkong.

After sharing 30min excerpt from the piece on video, we have started a conversation around the topics, practices and concerns touching this work and my practices in general. I have been impressed by the questions coming from the students during this Zoom Meeting, thank you so much.
18. November 2020, 11 - 13h German Time.

pic: D. Hartwig, all rights reserved.

Published 18 November

Der Bau-Gruppe / Kids @ FRATZ

It is a real pleasure to be able to prepare and present our piece DER BAU-Gruppe / Kids for kids (and adults) from 3 years onwards.

We are also proud to present it in the space where it has been created and developed at first: at Tanzhalle Wiesenburg. It is now shown in the frame of FRATZ Festival Berlin 2020.

Eine Bühne voller schwarzer Säcke. Langsam erwachen sie zum Leben, sie richten sich auf, bewegen sich fort, erkunden den Raum. Plötzlich erscheint ein Arm, dann ein Bein, schließlich ein ganzer Mensch. In Franz Kafkas unvollendeter Erzählung »Der Bau« wird ein Tierbau beschrieben, gebaut von einem Tier, das in den unterirdischen Höhlen und Gängen Schutz sucht und sich dann zunehmend darin verliert. Die Erzählung dient als titelgebende Metapher und Ausgangsbasis für die Erforschung einer besonderen Beziehung zwischen Körper und Raum.
pic: D.Hartwig. all rights reserved.

Freitag 23.10.2020 : 9h und 11h
Samstag 24.10.2020 : 15h und 17h
Tanzhalle Wiesenburg Berlin. Wiesenstr.55.

Samstag 24.10.2020 : 20-22 Uhr
Klein, aber oho!
Choreograf*innen über die Arbeit für ein (sehr) junges Publikum

See online : FRATZ Festival

Published 20 October

Pre-Premiere @ Transart Bozen

In a set of two frames which take the center and mirror one another, her movements rotate and accumulate towards a complex, highly physical outflow.

pic: I.Schad, all rights reserved.

23.09.20, 20:00
Via Macello 38
39100 Bolzano

See online : Transart Bozen

Published 26 September

Turning Solo @ Globe Theatre

Turning Solo @ Globe Theatre with Jasmin Ihrac
08.09.2020, 19:00 - anschließend Konzert mit dem Uli Geissendoerfer Trio
(Open Air am Österreichpark, Charlottenburg)
10589 BERLIN

Nach vielen Aufführungen im Theater und in Museen ist TURNING SOLO zum ersten Mal als Open Air Performance im Globe Theater Berlin und in der Interpretation von Jasmin Ihrac zu sehen.

pic: D.Hartwig, all rights reserved.

"Nicht Ekstase ist das Ziel der hoch konzentrierten Selbstverschraubung, sondern die meditative Ausstülpung von Bewegungsenergien, die dem Sog des erzeugten Strudels standhalten. Eine beglückende Doppelmeditation, die die Welt auf jeden Fall besser macht." (Astrid Kaminski)

Published 26 September

Showings@Tanzhalle Wiesenburg

“Knotting is movement that never begins, never ends, ongoing and infinite, repetitive and everlasting performed with highly physical engagement.“

pic: I.Schad, all rights reserved.
When | Friday 4th September 2020 • 20:00h
| Saturday 5th September 2020 • 18:00h • 20:00h
+ Where | Wiesenstrasse 55, 13357 Berlin – Wedding

See online : Wiesenburg

Published 26 September

Showings @ Tanzhalle Wiesenburg

Rotations asks for a basic trust in motion, consciousness and universal energies: everything is already there

28th + 29th August at 18:00 and 19:30 o’clock
Wiesenstrasse 55, 13357 Berlin – Wedding

Visitor capacity is limited due to the current corona regulations.
Please reserve seats in advance by email at: schrammheiko@gmx.de
pic: I.Schad, all rights reserved

See online : Wiesenburg

Published 13 August