VORZEIGEKIND (MONSTER CONTROL DISTRICT (MCD))
Two completely different orphans meet: the fictitious hero Siegfried from Wagner's opera of the same name and a real orphan. A baby that was stored in a freezer, before being defrosted and presented to parents imitating a stillbirth. All for the purpose of selling the actual children without them knowing. With the help of the choral form, we seek to adopt these two high-contrast orphans in our performance.
TATWERK | PERFORMATIVE FORSCHUNG, Hasenheide 9, Gewerbehof, Aufgang 1, 3. OG, Kreuzberg, 10967 Berlin
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Concept & Performance: Stephan Mahn, Sebastian Rest, Birk Schindler, Ekaterina Trachsel
Concept & video technique: Ariane Trümper
In 2017, Monster Control District (MCD) was founded by the theater collective VOLL: MILCH, cameraman Moritz Friese, programmer Nils Bultjer and scenographer / media artist Ariane Trümper at the LAB Frankfurt. The mission and goal of the MCD is to stage our monstrous present. MCD is located in Berlin, Lower Saxony and Rotterdamm. It develops works of film, theater and a computer program called nota, which is used a working tool for their collective, intermedial montage-practice. In 2016, VOLL: MILCH started a monster cycle that began in April 2016 with terreur and continued in October of the same year with Monster Erlöser. This cycle has been continued with the MCD since 2017.
TATWERK | PERFORMATIVE FORSCHUNG is a production center and studio for the performing arts in Berlin. The artistic research focuses on physical theater, dance and performance with a particular focus on interdisciplinary projects.
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