“Carnival of the body” is awarded with the cologne dance award 2015 and the dance- and theatre-award of the city of Stuttgart and the Land Baden-Württemberg 2017.
Overhead Project received the advancement award of North-Rhine Westphalia 2015
In “Carnival of the body” the acrobatic and choreographic duo Overhead Project deals with physical reality and the reception of wrestling – one of the most popular forms of entertainment in the USA.
|Photo: Till Böcker|
In between funfair tradition and million-dollar business wrestling represents an absurdly fascinating hybrid of sports and show, athletics and entertainment – a fully choreographed circus of testosterone. Tim Behren and Florian Patschovsky wrestle with Butler, Foucault, Mickey Rourke and with themselves. To the beat of their movements an intense fight against outer perception breaks out. It reflects individual representations of gender and roles the body is able to capture.
“Carnival of the body” is a journey underneath the surface of the spectacular, a glance into an estranged intimacy of the body – a sweaty bastard of wrestling, circus and dance. Closely observed, breathtakingly acrobatic and darkly humorous.
„…in the latest production „Carnival of the body“ by Tim Behren and Florian Patschovsky both perform and play effectively with their own mixture of velvety-smooth acrobatics and unfathomable theatricality. …“
(Thomas Linden, Kölnische Rundschau)
duration: ca. 55 Min
choreography & dance: Tim Behren & Florian Patschovsky
Exterior eye and coaching: Tobias Wegner, Tobias M. Draeger
light: Jasper Diekamp
music-composition: Simon Bauer
costume: Sabine Schneider
management/P&R: mechtild tellmann kulturmanagement
A production by: Overhead Project / Tim Behren, Florian Patschovsky
Coproduced by: Choreographisches Centrum Heidelberg // fabrik Potsdam // studiobühneköln // tanz.tausch – tanz und performance festival, Köln.
Many thanks to: Circusschatzinsel Berlin // Dansbrabant Tilburg/Theater de NWE Vorst, Tilburg
Supported by: Kunststiftung NRW // Ministerium für Familie, Kinder, Jugend, Kultur und Sport des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen // Landesverband Freier Theater Baden-Württemberg e.V. aus den Mitteln des Ministeriums für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst