In our western society, staying young is a big aim. Getting older is often connected to the accumulation of defiencies. Does this also apply for the ageing performer? What do we - the audience - expect of an ageing performer on stage?
In STILL(here) the performer Angus Balbernie (62 years old) and the dancer Lisa Kirsch (26 years old) celebtate their physical differences. In a playful dialog they weigh out the potential of their personal movements, challenging themselves and each other.
STILL(here) is the first part of a bigger ensemble piece, where 15 professional performers of different ages and fields like dance, circus, theater deal with the theme of the aging body on stage.
"STILL(here) demonstrates that ageing does not rime with deficiency.(...) A fascinating exprience."
(Thomas Linden, Kölnische Rundschau)
"STILL(here) is a perfectly choreographed duet with a 62 years-old performer and a 26 years-old dancer. They don’t only get into dialog, they also playfully flirt in an – of course - unequal competition."
(Klaus Keil, Choices)
Artistic Direction: Silke Z.
in collaboration with the dancers: Angus Balbernie and Lisa Kirsch
Light Design: Ansgar Kluge
Production Manager: Pia Maria Lukas-Larsen
Administration: Franziska Houben
Coproduced by Tanz- und Theaterwerkstatt, Ludwigsburg
Funded by: Kulturamt der Stadt Köln, Ministerium für Familie, Kinder, Jugend, Kultur und Spott des Landes NRW, Kunststiftung NRW