In My Room

In My Room

Concept and Choreography
Shaked Heller, Louis Stiens
Madeleine Stuckenbrock
The Walker Brothers, Quiet Light Water Gap
Text and Music Collage
Felix Nagel
World Premiere
15. Januar 2022, 35. Stuttgarter Filmwinter – Festival for Expanded Media
How can and do we want to live together? In 1972, Rainer Werner Fassbinder made “The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant”. The result is a radical film about power structures. 50 years after the film's release, choreographer and dancer Louis Stiens addresses the questions raised by Fassbinder's film. In doing so, he created w work of nightmarish depth, which, in addition to the interpersonal level, explores the interaction of man and space. In a duet of oppressive closeness, two people meet in a confined space. Their fateful touches overlap with spoken film quotes, male bodies and female voices intermingle. "Humans are made in such a way that they need one another. But they have not learned how to exit together," Fassbinder famously sai.

A commissioned production as part of the 35th Stuttgart Filmwinter - Festival for Expanded Media.

Further productions this season

Triple Bill

Shades of Blue and White

Makarova / Forsythe / Scholz

Swan Lake

Ballet by John Cranko