Sebastian Abarbanell

Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden – Kleines Haus

Wed. 8.11. I 7.30 pm, 7 pm Warm-up 


Duration: 70 min.
Tickets: 25 €/ reduced 12 €

Teaser (via Vimeo)

What does it mean to form one’s own identity? One that is sufficiently strong to avoid the usual templates and images, and define itself independently and autonomously – one that you have chosen for yourself?

Even before our consciousness is fully formed, we are categorised and judged on the basis of external features and pre-conceptions. And that continues as long as we live, with the body playing a key role.

The solo HOME analyses and visualises the search for identity as the piece examines the complex dual identity of the body: on the one hand, it communicates with the outside world through its appearance and movements. On the other, it is the location that the self is connected to: a “home” that contains a unique, constantly changing life functioning on many levels.

The queer artist and choreographer Sebastian Abarbanell places the body in relation to numerous objects. Wooden blocks will form a pedestal for display but also a protective space. Complex types of movement emerge that reveal, highlight or conceal the body.

HOME inspires new thinking about the images of human life that are deeply rooted in society and places potential queer identities alongside them. 

Direction & Choreography: Sebastian Abarbanell
Performance: Alvin Collantes & Sebastian Abarbanell
Lighting Design: Barnaby Booth
Dramaturgy: Tuan Ly
Original Music: Slowdanger, Seb Brun & SUM1
Additional Music: Claude Debussy & AGF
Video: Sina Lesnik & César Brodermann
Costumes: Sebastian Abarbanell
Production & Tour Management: Julie Peters
Technical Direction: Shaly Lopez
Prop Construction: Gideon Mikolaiczyk & Max Warkentin
Photography: Sara Herrlander

HOME is a coproduction by Apricot Productions, supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media within the program NEUSTART KULTUR, TRAUMA BAR UND KINO, Tanzfabrik Berlin, L'Estruch Residency Center, Familie von Moltke and Theater Pforzheim.

Photo: Sara Herrlander