The dance piece Festland by Johanna Chemnitz and Palina Krause shows two people trying to understand the wild chaos of our world in order to be able to endure it. By doing so, the figures create an enclosed, small universe where every single attempt to escape fails. What remains is a universe full of exclusion and shared loneliness, brightened up only by the fine humour of the play and the rituals of everyday life.
Festland was first performed in 2007 at the Brotfabrik Berlin. In 2008 it won the critics choice award at the 100° Festival at the Sophiensaele Berlin and opened the Festival Theaterland Steiermark (AT).
Choreography and dance: Palina Krause & Johanna Chemnitz
Stage and Costume design: Palina Krause & Johanna Chemnitz
Assistant: Robert Hesselbach
Length: 35 Min