Object theatre with live music

Tr’espace was founded in 2002 by the artists and diabolo jugglers Petronella von Zerboni and Roman Müller. With their performances combining classical circus, cabaret and Nouveau Cirque, they have managed to make the leap from the circus ring to dance and theatre stages. They have performed in more than 25 countries on every continent and have been acclaimed by audiences and critics alike.

String, wires, gadgetry. An old sewing machine with a foot pedal, a hovering pendulum, sawdust and, right in the middle, a concert grand. And the diabolo, the circus prop that needs to be kept moving. But how can you keep it spinning so that it slides along the string? Is it possible to relinquish this work to a machine? Forgotten as a children’s toy and used mainly just for juggling, Tr’espace rediscovers the diabolo, or to put it more poetically, reinvents it – as a narrator that spins tales about the relationship between man and machine and the loss of human endeavour, about the deceptiveness of automation and manipulation, and above all about beauty, precision and the victory of idleness.

A co-production with: les Migrateurs / associés pour les Arts du Cirque + le Maillon, Théâtre de Strasbourg, Scène Européenne, Cirque-Théâtre d'Elbeuf – Centre Arts du cirque de Haute-Normandie, CIRCA Auch-Gers – Midi-Pyrénées, Théâtre Paul Eluard – Choisy-le-Roi, Arc en Scène – Centre neuchâtelois des arts vivants – La Chaux de Fonds, Theater op de Markt – Dommelhof, Château de Monthelon, Kulturzentrum Tollhaus Karlsruhe, Circus Monti Wohlen

Supported by: Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Groupe des 20 Théâtres en Île-de-France

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Director: Jani Nuutinen
Idea, Concept, Machines: Roman Müller
Dramaturgical consultant: Anne Hirth
Cast: Roman Müller, Philippe Deutsch
Musician: Eve-Anouk Jebejian
Stage design: Jani Nuutinen, Roman Müller
Costumes: Julie Galanakis
Mobile concept: Mädir Eugster
Visual design: Philippe Deutsch
Lighting: Philippe Deutsch, Laurent Béal
Technical management: Pierre Guillerme
Production: Ute Classen
Tour management: Ay-Roop (France) | Ute Classen (international)

When: Oct. 31st 2013, 7.00 p.m. / Nov. 1st 2013, 7.30 p.m.
Where: Hans Otto Theater (Reithalle), Schiffbauergasse 16
Entrance fee: Price category A
Length: 65 min
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Kindly supported by „Hans Otto Theater Potsdam“


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Andrea Miltnerová – Prague/Czech Republic
She She Pop – Berlin/Germany
AKHE – Russia
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Suka Off – Katowice/Polen
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Mariahilff – Berlin/Germany
The Dead
Città di Ebla – Forlì/Italy
Ulysses’ Living Room
Artus – Budapest/Hungary
Vincent de Rooij & Csilla Lakatos – Amsterdam/Netherlands
White Cabin
AKHE – Russia
Bubat – Tel Aviv/Israel
Kapelsky & Marina – Dortmund/Germany
Charity Children – Berlin/Germany, Auckland/New Zealand
Opening concert
Jungle By Night – Amsterdam/Netherlands



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