I never knew a thing could do so much. I never thought it was possible, but now I’m getting in touch? What can I do and can the sponge do it too? There are so many things that make me feel yellow and blue.
What things surround us? What can you do with things? And more importantly: what can things do with us? Can things actually think? Do thoughts have a thing? Do they thing?
With THINGS THING, Julia Keren Turbahn and Jan Rozman invite you into an overflowing world of things. Into a world of possibilities, in which they encounter things and things encounter them in different ways. Is that your thing? Then be part of it: in a playful performance, Julia and Jan leave room for interpretation, discovery and encounter, and invite everyone from the age of five to thing together.
In 2022 THINGS THING was adapted into a version with DGS (German sign language) together with the deaf artist Jan Kress.
Duration: approx. 55 minutes
Direction, choreography, performance: Jan Rozman, Julia Keren Turbahn
Performance DGS: Jan Kress
Artistic advice adaption DGS: Jan Kress
Set design: Dan Pikalo, Jan Rozman
Light design: Annegret Schalke
Sound design: Andres Bucci/Future Legend
Costume design: Tanja Pađan/Kiss the Future
Outside eye: Sanja Tropp Frühwald
Composition, Text, Vocal ‘Dinge Dingen’: Alexander Patzelt
Translation, Vocal ‘Reči, reči’: Manca Trampuš
Illustration: Matija Medved
Mentoring: Gabi Dan Droste
Photos: Nada Zgank, Philipp Weinrich
Production management: Sabrina Železnik
Executive production: Patricia Oldenhave/Alexander Schröder/Julia Keren Turbahn
Co-production: Ljubljana Puppet Theatre
In cooperation with: FELD Theater für junges Publikum
DINGE DINGEN is made possible by the residency at FELD Theater as part of the pilot project Residency Funding Dance 2020/2021 of the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe. Supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media within the framework of NEUSTART KULTUR and by the residency funding of the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe. Supported by the Ministry of Culture RS, Magistrate of the City of Ljubljana.
THINGS THING is made possible by the residency at the FELD Theatre within the framework of the pilot project Residency Funding for Dance 2020/2021 of the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe
Development of the accompanying poster funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media in the program NEUSTART KULTUR, Support Program DIS-TANZEN of the Dachverband Tanz Deutschland.