theatrale subversion | TERRA COGNITA (2014)
 

TERRA COGNITA (2014)

X pe d/t ition 3 | A project funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation/Doppelpass Fund. In coproduction with projekttheater Dresden.

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„TERRA COGNITA“  focuses on present-day structures of thought, which are strongly influenced by post-colonial biases.  Using elements of dance and performance as well as intertwining cartooning with a science fiction plot, this production attempts to critically examine existing power structures.  We see three performers on the stage, each of which has reassembled fragments of different sciences into a supposedly new form, which they consider to be their own view of the world.  

The plot is similar to a heroic journey.  The performers recall adventures and expeditions from their own childhood and adolescence and intertwine them with their present-day notions about foreigners, thus putting their own identity into an historical and political context. In “TERRA COGNITA” the artists of theatrale subversion ask themselves, to what extent they themselves have been formed by the perennial struggle for power and influence and how much their way of thinking is still influenced by colonialist attitudes.

Trailer zu Terra Cognita
theatrale subversion on Vimeo.


 

idea, direction and concept:
Norman Grotegut

 

artistic collaboration:
Michael McCrae

 

Performer and dramaturgy:
Henrike Terheyden, Aljoscha Domes und Romy Weyrauch

 

stage setting:
Maximilian Aschenbach

 

live drawing:
Henrike Terheyden

 

sounddesign and music:

Stephanie Krah, Thimo Teiche

 

video:
Norman Grotegut

 

technical direction:
Dirk Wirzbicki

 

production management:
Daniela Guse und Martin Zepter

 

collaboration dramaturgy:
Martin Zepter

 


 

The project “Terra Cognita” is funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation/Doppelpass Fund, by Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen and Stadt Dresden.