20 - July 21, 2021

La Pelanda
La Pelanda

20 July, 9.30pm
21 July, 9.30pm

Hidden stage
show in German with Italian surtitles

Free admission, with reservation. The reservation is valid up to 10 minutes before the start of the show, afterwards it will be possible to access while seats last.

For Abecedarium Bestiarium Antonia Baehr has invited a few friends to write short texts based on a spelling book of extinct animals: D stands for Dodo, T for Tasmanian Tiger, S for Steller's Sea Cow and so on. The authors have chosen an extinct animal of which they're especially fond and to which they feel particularly close, resulting in the production of multifaceted miniature choreographies reverberating with the affinities with their chosen animal and with their friendship with the artist.

Antonia Baehr is a choreographer, performer, film maker and visual artist based in Berlin, whose work explores the fictional side of daily life and of the theatre. She works with other artists, often in a context where guest and host trade roles.

Like in a 16th century Persian miniature, Antonia's animal portraits imitate poetry rather than nature. (...) Antonia Baehr appears to develop an entire universe of affinities mirrored, deviated, postponed and translated in queer fashion into [animal] metaphors, a potentially unlinked universe governed by erotic bonds which traverse bodies, texts, scores, space and time; activated by her body at once male and female, with a language forged by relationships encountered. A language that comprises voice, sound, movement, text and architectures, christened Abecedarium Bestiarium. (A. S. Bruckstein Çoruh)

For the first time in Rome, at re-creatures, Baehr will be leading us into her Abecedarium Bestiarium

Overall concept, production and performance: Antonia Baehr 

With compositions by: Frédéric Bigot (electronicat), Pauline Boudry, Valérie Castan, Lucile Desamory, Vinciane Despret, Sabine Ercklentz, Dodo Heidenreich, Christian Kesten, Keren Ida Nathan (Ida Wilde), Andrea Neumann, Stefan Pente, Isabell Spengler, Steffi Weismann,William Wheeler, a. o. 

Artistic collaboration: Valérie Castan 

Lighting design: Sylvie Garot 

Lighting direction: Luc Jenny 

Sound: Manuel Coursin, Eric Yvelin 

Sound direction: Carola Caggiano 

Costume: Patty Eggerickx, Steffi Weismann, Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz, Werner Hirsch 

Production: Alexandra Wellensiek 

Production assistance: Sarah Blumenfeld, Barbara Greiner 

Translations: Guillaume Cailleau, Sabine Macher, William Wheeler 

Subtitles and video calibration: Guillaume Cailleau, Hanna Slak 

Assistance: Elisabeth Leopold 

Video recording: Angela Anderson 

Thank you to: Lindy Annis, Bettina von Arnim, ausland, Ulrich Baehr, Sarah Bahr, Silke Bake, Frédéric Borrotzu, Uli Ertl, Walton Ford, Elisabeth Freeman, Andreas Harder, Nanna Heidenreich, La Ribot, Ulrike Melzwig, Wolfgang Müller, Conrad Noack, François Noudelman, Alain Roux, Pauline Schroeder-Baehr, Marlène Shaw, Christiane & Arnulf Spengler, Gertrude Stein 

Special thanks to: Beursschouwburg, Brussels 


Presentation: Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Beursschouwburg 

Production: make up productions (Berlin) 

Co-production: Centre chorégraphique national de Montpellier Languedoc Roussillon – in the framework of the project Jardin d’Europe, with support of the European Commission and ]domaines[ (Montpellier), HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin), Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels), PACT Zollverein (Essen), steirischer herbst (Graz), Tanzquartier (Vienna), Les Subsistances (Lyon) 


This project is co-produced by NXTSTP, with support of the Culture Programme of the European Union 



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