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Günther Grollitsch

Inspired by texts of Billy Wilder

For DER EINTÄNZER, director Fabian Aimar, choreographer Günther Grollitsch and, with him on stage, the almost 80-year-old international “Grande Dame” of progressive dance education Gisela Peters-Rohse dive deep into the atmosphere of the 1920s in Berlin. There, in 1927, the young penniless Billy Wilder wrote the experience scenarios for the “BZ am Mittag”, whose current relevance the dance theatre piece pointedly sounded out. “My good legs, my breadwinners… I dance with young and old, with very small children and with women who are two heads higher than me… with ladies who send the waiter after me,” wrote Wilder, when “Eintänzer” in the Hotel Eden gave the ecstatic vibrant cultural metropolis. Unbridled joie de vivre, sensual permissiveness and artistic experimentation on the one hand, war experiences, inflation, a strengthening right-wing and a politically highly threatening situation on the other – the stage duo captures this ambivalent mood as light-footedly as sharply and asks, looking back then as now: What does it mean to wear one’s own dancing body to market? When does such servitude compromise personal integrity? And what then?

Choreography, Dance, Stage, Costumes: Günther Grollitsch I Director, Drama: Fabian Aimar I Dance: Gisela Peters-Rohse I Textinspiration: Billy Wilder, Ulrich Tukur: “Waiter, a dancer please! Audio CD, Patmos Verlag, Düsseldorf 1999 I Technic, Light: Timo Reichenberger I Publications Text: Maja Maria Liebau I Production: A co-production with steptext dance project I Supported by: Der Senator für Kultur Bremen I Supported by: Sparkasse Bremen, Waldemar Koch Stiftung, Beate + Hartmut Schaefers Stiftung

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Performance Dates


Premiere: FR 02 February 2018, 8 p.m.
SA 03 February 2018, 8 p.m.
WE February 14, 2018, 8 p.m.
TH 15 February 2018, 8 p.m.
Schwankhalle Bremen