created by: Hermann Heisig
performed by: Elpida Orfanidou, Nuno Lucas, Esther-Maria Quade, Thomas Proksch
Duration: 50 minuten
Premiere: November 2009 , Spielart Festival Munich/ further Performa-nces in Berlin, Ghent, Essen, Zagreb and St. Etienne
Music: Andrew Pekler
Lighting Design: Sandra Blatterer
Costume Design: Laura Leth Meilvang
Dramaturgy: Dennis Deter
Mentoring: Meg Stuart
Production Management: Susanne Ogan
"Themselves already Hop!" shows four people, slightly overdressed. Strang-ers to the room that surrounds them: an assembly of little furniture, looking like a living room Are this people a multinational commune? or more a weird meeting at the end of a fleamarket?
They try to fulfill what the function of the room suggests them to do: sitting on chairs together, imitating each other on the dance floor, opening the bo-ttle of alcoholfree champagne that stands on the table. Gradually they do excursions in the space, trying to prepare a picnic.
In „Themselves already Hop!“ the Protagonists constantly struggle to situate themselves spacially and socially. There is a lot of effort, but in no relation to the outcome. They try to bridge contradictions between beeing near and beeing distant to each other, between speeding up and sudden slowdowns, between the somehow bulky furniture of the room and the fluidity of their bodies. „Themselves already Hop!“ originates from an Interest in a body executing different actions at the same time. How to navigate among inter-ests, synchronize different speeds, shift in between contradictory informat-ions?