Ex Oriente Lux

Minako Seki

Visual Theatre

Minako Seki, born near Nagasaki, has been living in Berlin since 1986, with the occasional interruption. The dancer and choreographer produces and instructs both at home and overseas and is, among other things, the co-founder of the first Japanese-German Butoh ensemble, tatoeba, which was brought into being in 1987.

Visual Theatre

Am I awake or am I dreaming? The worlds presented on this peep-show stage are fairytale grotesque, wavering and vulnerable. It is the theatre as a series of magic picture frames, with doubles and human marionettes tumbling out of them in strange clothes; or weird, floating, turning objects full of visual, acoustic and intellectual illusions and irritations. A poetic game with associations familiar to everyone, associations that can nevertheless change direction from one moment to the next. It is a type of theatre in which light, colours and images dance nimbly with one another, provoking the question of whether this world might indeed be the true world and whether we might merely be living in its shadows.

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direction: Minako Seki
performer: Elwira Niewiera, Minako Seki
when: Friday, June 7th, 7.30 p.m. and Saturday, June 8th, 8.00 p.m.
where: Waldschloss
duration: ca. 60 minutes


Astronomy for Insects
blackSKYwhite – Moscow/Russia
Theater am Ende – Berlin/Germany
Bladder Circus
Bladder Circus Company – Budapest/Hungary
Ex Oriente Lux
Minako Seki – Berlin/Germany
Figura Umana
agar – Turin/Italiy
Judasze (Peepholes)
Teatr Strefa Ciszy – Poznan/Poland
Perhaps the Slope of Night Persists
Cantadoras – Essen/Germany
Plug i Play
AXE – St Petersburg/Russia
Rough ride or Of the spirit
Damir Bartol Indos/The House of extreme music theatre – Zagreb/Croatia
Seul au bain oder Das Geheimnis des Blaus
Vanessa Valk – Stuttgart/Germany
Struggle with Gravity Pull
Karman – Vilnius/Lithuania
The Haywain
Tineola – Prague/Czech Republic
The World is Round
DeGater ´87 – Potsdam/Germany
Andreja Rauch/John Sweeney – Ljubljana,Slovenia/London,United Kingdom
Transformational Aspektra
A. Svobodová/A. Vanicková – Prague/Czech Republic
Tricks & Tracks
Compagnie Pal Frenak – Budapest/Hungary
velcro sync II
trollwerk & fabrikproduction – Potsdam/Germany
Cantadoras – Essen/Germany
world in a box
Bernhard Herbordt & Melanie Mohren – Giessen/Germany
Besh o droM – Budapest/Hungary
APPARATSCHIK – Berlin/Germany



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