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Notions, expectations, role models, ideas … Nora and Ives, an actress and a dancer practice love. Because it belongs to life. Because it is beautiful, complicated, something to laugh or to cry about. They are around fifty. They face their insecurities, question the audience, question each other: do you need a love affair to be happy? Why did you marry? When was the last time that you were in love? They search, find, reject, let their bodies speak. What is cliché? What is true? They are thwarted by society’s norms, face the pain and the desire to have something of their own. The search never ends and that is fine!Liebe üben brings love down from cloud nine to the stage boards, where they rehearse, sweat and work. To the place where everything is possible.
Directed by: Hannah Biedermann. Concept & Performance: Nora Vonder Mühll and Ives Thuwis. Scenography: Ria Papadopoulou. Flyer: Remo Keller. Production Management: Cornelia Wolf/Stefan Colombo. The research material comes from children, teenagers and adults in Zurich, Schaffhausen, Feldkirch, Ruggell, Schaan and Düsseldorf as well as from the artists Salome Schneebeli, Frederike Dengler, Corsin Gaudenz, Tina Beyeler, Brigitte Walk, Arno Oehri, Sabeth Dannenberg, Martin Nachbar and Morgan Nardi. For this, our sincerest thanks. A Theater Sgaramusch production, co-produced by Tanzhaus Zürich, the FFT Düsseldorf, the TaK Theater Liechtenstein and the Kulturbüro Friedrichshafen. Liebe üben isfunded by the Cultural Department of the City of Düsseldorf as well as the NRW Ministry for Culture and Science as part of “Take-off: Junger Tanz”. “Take off: Junger Tanz” is a cooperation between Düsseldorf based cultural, education and social institutions under the overall direction of the tanzhaus nrw.
Ives Thuwis is a dancer and choreographer. He has staged numerous dance theatre productions both in the field of theatre for young audiences, as well as for adults. Over the last 15 years, he has created more and more productions featuring teenage performers. These include e.g. “Mannen” (Kopergietery), “adieu” (FFT-Düsseldorf), “Brief” (a collaboration with the JES, Dschungel Vienna, Theater Gessner Allee-Zurich and Kopergietery-Gent). Ives Thuwis’ productions have so far been performed in over 20 countries.
Nora Von der Mühll lives in Zurich and is co-director of the Theater Sgaramusch since 1997. Sgaramusch, the Schaffhausen theater for children and adults works with alternating cast and directors. Text and music are usually developed together or compiled from scratch through improvisation. Sgaramusch is a touring theater group. Under the direction of Nora Vonder Mühll and Stefan Colombo 25 productions have been created and performed in 16 countries on four continents. www.sgaramusch.ch
Hannah Biedermann was born in Bonn in 1982. After graduating from high school, she went first to the acting school of Theater der Keller in Cologne (2003-2005), then later on to the University of Hildesheim. She there completed her diploma in scenic arts in October 2010. In 2007, she founded the theater group pulk fiktion, with whom she stages pieces for children and teenagers, with which she has been invited to various national and international festivals.
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