A collective body emerges, a machinery of building, narrating, singing...

Happy Sisyphos (8+)

Hermann Heisig (Berlin)  

21 May 2022 | Potsdamer Tanztage 2022Young dance

Inspired by the idea of a Sisyphus task as an activity that starts over and over again with no foreseeable end, happy sisyphos makes the ancient myth the starting point of an absurd cosmos. Three people, a ladder, a ball and 13 seat cushions come together again and again in songs and rhythmic structures. A collective body emerges, a machinery of building, narrating, singing... dances of futility and repetition that also contain joy in a miraculous way.


Price info Ticket

Advance booking: 8 € / red. 4 € 
Evening box office: 9 € / red. 4 € 

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Concept: Hermann Heisig
Performance: Ayşe Orhon, Hermann Heisig, Thomas Proksch
Music: Thomas Proksch
Dramaturgy: Anne Zacho Søgaard
Photo: Angélique Préau
A production of explore dance - network dance for young audiences, a cooperation project of fabrik moves Potsdam, Fokus Tanz / Tanz und Schule e.V. Munich and K3 | Tanzplan Hamburg. Supported by TANZPAKT Stadt-Land-Bund and DIEHL+RITTER/TANZPAKT RECONNECT with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media within the framework of the initiative NEUSTART KULTUR Hilfsprogramm Tanz, the Department of Culture and Media of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, the Cultural Department of the State Capital Munich and the Bavarian State Association for Contemporary Dance with funds from the Bavarian State Ministry of Education and Cultural Affairs, as well as the State Capital Potsdam and the Ministry of Science, Research and Culture of the State of Brandenburg.
Duration: approx. 30 minutes