Halt dich am Zaun der Himmel ist hoch
with: Katharina Meves, Theo Plakoudakis, Kornelius Heidebrecht, director: Anna Malunat, costumes: Lena Gätjens, dramaturg: Kathrin Tiedemann, research: Sarah Reimann, Julien Renard, production manager: Markus Schwarzer, assistant to Anna Malunat: Almuth Solzbacher, FFT Düsseldorf 2011
with generous support from: Kulturamt der Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf, Ministerpräsident des Landes NRW/Ministerium für Familie, Kinder, Jugend, Kultur und Sport, Kunststiftung NRW, Fonds Darstellende Künste, Stiftung van Meeteren
Three young people embark on a journey in search of a place in eastern Prussia, formerly a German province, now Russian military exclusion zone. The stage – a giant psychogeographic map that is drawn live during the performance – tries to make sense of a complex relationship between the memories of a vanished place and the unavoidable everyday experiences of the journey. Suddenly, the reality of a shipwreck stops the nostalgic meandering as the stage is flooded, dissolving the linework and leaving the audience exposed to their own reflected image on the surface of the black pool. The light changes and the characters dance a waltz below the dappled pattern that the water reflects back onto the stage ceiling.