NO FUN

2021 / stage production
Premiere 29.01.2021 / Ringlokschuppen Ruhr, Mülheim

“If there were no fools in the world, what would the world be?” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe asked himself this question a long time ago. Yes, what would this, our world be without these fictional characters? Would it be indescribably beautiful and good and peaceful? Would it be boring? Or would it just be chaos? At the moment it seems as if the fools have long since taken over, as if  they’re romping around in our unstable world, always looking for arguments, violence and attention. Look at how small our planet is. How incredibly tiny it appears in our galaxy, not to mention the universe. How important is this question then? HARTMANNMUELLER start a self-experiment. They create a world inhabited by bizarre creatures. And you as an observer, as a perceiving person, are important for this attempt. Accompany us through the personal and emotional worlds of NO FUN as we dance the very last dance together. NO FUN – a dilemma with a good outcome.

A production by HARTMANNMUELLER, in coproduction with Ringlokschuppen Ruhr, Mülheim. Funded by the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia and the Culture Office of the State Capital Düsseldorf. Supported by PACT Zollverein, Essen.

Website Ringlokschuppen Ruhr

Choreography / Concept: HARTMANNMUELLER
Performers: Sophia Seiss, Thilo Garus, Rodolfo Piazza Pfitscher Da Silva
Music / composition: Orson Hentschel
Lighting / technical support: Philipp Zander
Production Management: Susanne Berthold
Costume: Charlotte Grewer
Distribution: Ingrida Gerbutaviciute
Photo: ©Dennis Yenmez, ©Heike Kandalowski 

NO FUN – the movie

In their debut film, NO FUN, HARTMANNMUELLER try it out. Three bizarre characters, clowns, whose story we don’t know, set out on a search for non-violent communication and space directly in limbo. They explore the supposedly big questions of this world and get caught up in a heated argument, while at the same time clinging to the conventions of an overlaid table. They seek their salvation in excess and in unrestrained dance and are thrown back into their own insignificance and loneliness. NO FUN casts a satirical-ironic look at an unstable, damaged world while maintaining the balance between the curiosity and the sadness about one’s own inability.

NO FUN Film – A production by HARTMANNMUELLER, funded by the Kunststiftung NRW, the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, supported by the NATIONAL PERFORMANCE NETZ – STEPPING OUT, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media as part of the NEUSTART initiative CULTURE. Aid program dance.

Thanks to: PACT Zollverein, tanzhaus nrw, Ringlokschuppen Ruhr, Lichtburg Essen, Agency Wortgenau Düsseldorf and the Eifel.

Director: Simon HARTMANN, Daniel Ernesto MUELLER
Performers: Sophia Seiss, Thilo Garus, Rodolfo Piazza Pfitscher Da Silva
Camera / Editing: Ferdinand Feldmann
Music / composition: Orson Hentschel
Set tone: Konstantin Faust, Malte Weitkamp
Sound post-production: Konstantin Faust, Robert Keilbar
Technical support: Eckhard Merholz
Stage lighting: Philipp Zander
Make up: Myriam Schreiber
Production Management: Susanne Berthold
Costume: Charlotte Grewer
Design: Studio Robin Frank

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