My Body is Your Body
Premiere: October, 2018 // studiobuehneköln
In „My Body is Your Body“ an unlikely trio of performers confronts the spectator with his or her role as watcher, thus questioning our traditional way of seeing and referring it back to the bi-frontal arena of regards: the „opposing benches“ similar to those of the British Parliament. The object of interest: the body including the Self within. The bodies staged by choreographer Tim Behren belong to Mijin Kim from Cologne and the Brussels-based acrobatic duo Leonardo García and Leon Börgens.
A mirror reflects any given thing with perfect geometrical precision. In the mirroring gaze of another human being however, some of the alleged reality we perceive seems to be mutable. What we consider to be objective becomes changeable in the eye of a human, opening up subtle spaces in-between. Other people see other things.
Artistic Direction, Concept: Tim Behren
Creation, Performance: Leon Börgens, Leonardo García, Mijin Kim
Dramaturgical Accompaniment: Mirjam Hildbrandt
Composition, sound dramaturgy: Simon Bauer
Light design, Scenography, visual dramaturgy: Charlotte Ducousso
Research, Dramaturgical Accompaniment: Eric Eggert, Mirjam Hildbrand
Outside Eye, Training: Patricia Carolin Mai, Susanne Schneider
Costume Design: Monika Odenthal
Production Manager: Jari Ortwig
PR, Management: mechtild tellmann kulturmanagement
Funded by: City of Cologne, Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes NRW (Ministry of Culture and Science of NRW), Kunststiftung NRW, RheinEnergieStiftung Kultur, Fonds Darstellende Künste
In cooperation / with friendly support: studiobuehnekoeln, ehrenfeldstudios e.V., Maschinenhaus Essen, Hessisches Staatsballett / Staatstheater Darmstadt – Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden, C.IN.E Sineu / Mallorca, Zircus Paletti Mannheim