THE METABOLISTS - Change of Matter


This production goes through the worlds of experience of performers and their bodies and movements: from young - loaded with energy, looking towards the future - to older performers - experienced, with a bog luggage to draw from...

15 performers between 19 and 65 meet and negotiate their physical possibilities on eye level in a dance dialogue. On stage they read and select each other's movements and transform them according to their experience into their own, new movement sequence or quality.

Which different qualities arise?

Experience - Knowledge, Energy - Emotion - permanent exchange of matter.
In our society, aging is often considered as an accumulation of defiency. In THE METABOLISTS we not only celebrate the experience and knowledge  "mature" performers bring with them, but also the ease, the playfulness and the credible expression that come with it.


Credits and Funders

Artistic Direction /Choreography: Silke Z.
In collaboration wit the performers: Angus Balbernie, Abine Leao Ka, Bettina Muckenhaupt, Caroline Simon, Gitta Roser, Lisa Kirsch, Charles Ripley, Josef Hofmann, Malina Hoffmann, Dong Uk Kim, Marion Dieterle, Florian Patschovsky, Susanne Heck, Ulricke Lösch-Will, Karel Vanek
Assistant: Alice Smith
Lichtdesign: Ansgar Kluge
Music Composition: André Zimmermann
Costume: Yvonne Stammsen
Management / PR: Mechtild Tellmann
Organisation / Administration: Brita Keller

Coproduced by: Tanz- und Theaterwerkstatt Ludwigsburg und DansBrabant (Tilburg, NL)
Funded by: Ministerium für Familie, Kinder, Jugend, Kultur und Sport des Landes NRW,  das Kulturamt der Stadt Köln und die Kunsstiftung NRW
Gefördert durch das NATIONALE PERFORMANCE NETZ (NPN) Koproduktionsförderung Tanz aus Mitteln der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien aufgrund eines Beschlusses des Deutschen Bundestags.