A choreography of everyday life, between group dynamics and the individual...

Lost in Formation

KOMBINAT kombiniert Tanz und Film (Potsdam)  

23 – 25 Oct 2020Dance / performance

After a period of precautionary isolation, the theatre reopens as the special space in which showing and observing takes place in a living counterpart - a space without delay, without algorithmic escalation; open to spontaneous interpretation and emotional nuances.
The re-staging of Lost in Formation promises a memorable theatrical multimedia experience with interesting impulses for the reflection of current developments.
When Lost in Formation was created 2019, it was normal to gather in very large groups. Political, religious, sporting and cultural events attracted masses. Formations emerged in which participants could experience themselves as part of the group and therefore perhaps feel more intense, secure and influential.

The dance piece Lost in Formation collected impressive images of the global everyday culture of dense living. Images that we see with different eyes today. The piece shows these images in a precisely choreographed interplay of projection and stage dance. Moments of collective behaviour were observed with a humorous eye and translated onto the stage in dance. Risa Kojima and David Pallant analyse, interpret and exaggerate a body language that asserts power, position, identity. And they show moments of tender search for contact across distance and obstacles. The overall picture becomes increasingly dense, telling of how individual actions become collective patterns. The choreography of Paula E. Paul is linked to the film space of Sirko Knüpfer. Joachim Glasstetter composed the music for it. He also programmed the stage, which unfolds a very special dimension of time. Subtle changes of perspective are created that challenge perception. In this way KOMBINAT gives the overall picture its typical signature, smiling in detail precisely when observed.




Price info

Advance booking: 16 € / red. 7 € / ViP-Abo 12 €
Evening box office: 17 € / red. 7 € / ViP-Abo 13 €


Because of the current precautions, the number of seats is greatly reduced. In order to guarantee the distance gap in the theatre, we ask you to book only one order per household. If there are two or more households, please make separate bookings. 




Concept & direction: Paula E. Paul, Sirko Knüpfer
Dance and choreographic collaboration: Risa Kojima, David Pallant
Choreography: Paula E. Paul
Film montage & media space: Sirko Knüpfer
Music & mobile screens: Joachim Glasstetter
Lighting design: Ralf Grüneberg
Camera & film light: Steph Ketelhut
Costumes: Heather MacCrimmon
Dramaturgical advice: Heide Schollähn
Photos: Stefan Gloede
A production by KOMBINAT kombiniert Tanz und Film g.UG. This re-staging was funded by the Ministry of Science, Research and Culture of the State of Brandenburg. With the kind support of the Ostdeutsche Sparkassenstiftung together with the Mittelbrandenburgische Sparkasse. Sponsored by Strobel Lawyers. In cooperation with fabrik Potsdam and the Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf.
Duration: approx. 65 minutes