Der Klumpen 
Hicks & Bühler

Sat. Nov. 5 | 5 p.m.

Sun. Nov. 6 | 6 p.m.

Mon. Nov. 7 | 8 p.m.

Parkside Studios - Offenbach


No language skills required
For everyone over 8
Duration: 50 min.

Choose your ticket price: €7 / €11 / €20 / €35

The pandemic has made things very clear: we need other people and their physical proximity. Ultimately, the I only comes about through a You. In their piece Der Klumpen, the choreographers Laura Hicks and Hannah Shakti Bühler merge many bodies into one – nobody can say how many. This clump snuffles, vibrates, walks and crawls across a green playing field. It wears training gear, has no beginning and no end and no faces – but there’s a space inside where the team work flows together. As the rhythm of the piece changes, the form of the clump extends and dissolves. Single bodies emerge. The individual peels away from the mass, but never loses contact.

Five dancers, one musician and a lighting designer allow the audience to sense the intensity of physical closeness, which is a challenge and a joy.

Concept, direction: Laura Hicks, Hannah Shakti Bühler
Artistic direction, production (revival): Laura Hicks
Performance: Patricia Gimeno, Veronica Garzon, Ilana Reynolds, Judith Hummel, Laura Hicks
Original sound: Baly Nguyen
Sound, performance (revival): Anna Hjalmarsson
Stage, costume: Laura Hicks, Hannah Shakti Bühler
Lighting design, technical management: Camilla Vetters

This project was made possible by the Cultural Office of Frankfurt am Main, the Hessian Theatre Academy, Frankfurt LAB, ID_Frankfurt, Künstler*innenhaus Mousonturm for the Tanzplattform Rhein-Main. The revival is funded by the Fonds Darstellende Künste through the NEUSTART KULTUR program of the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media. 

Foto: Mili November