Rusty Nails & Other Heroes

TAMTAM objektentheater

Netherlands
Object theatre, 35 min, nonverbal

The monstrousness of the saw, tango-dancing staples, or the power of worn-out boxing gloves – Rusty Nails is a live animation performance with items whose value lies in being seemingly worthless: random objects, junk and old tools come to life and are arranged into dreamscapes with strange creatures and animals. Combining object theatre, visual art and live music, Rusty Nails is a visual poem reflecting on transience and preservation, presented in short episodes and cartoon-like sequences that fire the imagination.


TAMTAM objektentheater, founded by Gérard Schiphorst and Marije van der Sande, will celebrate its 40th anniversary next year. With its productions, the group has inspired audiences in more than 30 countries and is one of the most important driving forces behind innovative object theatre. The artists are inspired by the mystery of old, seemingly useless objects. In their works, which are infused with subtle black humour, these everyday things become performers in an astonishing way. Poetic stories emerge from the animation and interaction of the objects, turning the everyday into a bizarre visual world with their idiosyncratic imagery.

Concept, Realisation, Cast: Gérard Schiphorst, Marije van der Sande · Music, Soundtrack: Gérard Schiphorst · Tango: Oleg Fateev · Artistic collaboration: Jeroen van Westen, Henk Boerwinkel, Aus Greidanus Sr. · Assistent technician: Bert Nijmeijer · Photo: Femke Teussink


Kindly supported by museum FLUXUS+ Potsdam
Supported by the Kingdom of the Netherlands

2018


7 Sachen SPECIAL EDITION
UNIDRAM – Potsdam
DEEP
Daan Mathot – Netherlands
Democracy
AKHE – Russia
Dictatorship
AKHE – Russia
Exhibition 25 years of Unidram
T-Werk – Potsdam
FRAME
Teatro Koreja – Italy
Game changer
AURA Dance Theatre – Lithuania
GUIDE
Věra Ondrašíková & collective – Czech Republic
Joy
Joshua Monten – Switzerland
LE PETIT CIRQUE
Laurent Bigot – France
Mr. Carmen
AKHE – Russia
Of the Things of Nature
Dorothee Metz – Germany
Oh Magic
Simon Mayer – Austria/Belgium
Rusty Nails & Other Heroes
TAMTAM objektentheater – Netherlands
The Need to move forward
Antoine Birot – France
Tria Fata
La Pendue – France
Visiting time over
theater junge generation/Ariel Doron – Germany/Israel
πTon
Cod.Act – Switzerland
Concert
Aerodice – Germany
Concert
Pulsar Trio – Germany
Concert
Masaa – Germany
Concert
Cosmo Klein TRIO – Germany
Concert
Iva Nova – Russia
JazzLab SPECIAL EDITION
Nikotrio – Germany

Contact

Address

T-Werk, Internationales Theater- und Theaterpädagogikzentrum
Schiffbauergasse 4E, 14467 Potsdam, Germany

Telefon

Phone: +49 331 71 91 39
Fax: +49 331 71 07 92