my saturday went pretty well
until I realized it was monday
2018 / stage production
Premiere 01.11.2018 / tanzhaus nrw Düsseldorf
Trying to preserve a human body – depending on the type of conservation – can be anything from poetic to macabre to somewhat entertaining or destructive. In any case, it challenges us to look at the potential and limitations of a body. When a body is vacuum-packed or wrapped in plastic, it can lead to severe deformations or changes in its meaning and functions. Based on experiments with their own human flesh, HARTMANNMUELLER consider in their performance (my saturday went pretty well until I realized it was monday), Shakespeare’s character Hamlet from a singular perspective – one that seems caught in its own constraints and its own body which HARTMANNMUELLER help to deconstruct. Appropriating Hamlet’s problems, they transfer them to the bodies of today – to the year 2018 where the world remains out of sorts and a delusional confusion around physical limitations begins.
A production by HARTMANNMUELLER, coproduced by tanzhaus nrw Düsseldorf.
Sponsored by Kunststiftung NRW and the department of culture and science of the state of NRW.
Performers: Simon Hartmann, Daniel Ernesto Mueller
Dramaturgy: Annette Müller
Light: Philipp Zander
Photo: ©Dennis Yenmez, ©Peter Sawicki