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"Baal.Tanz.Tod" von Jo Fabian

"Fabian’s „Baal“ is the dance-theatre of this season – a brilliant performance." / Marieluise Jeitschko

Premiere: 02.07.1994, Staatstheater Cottbus

Director, Space, Lighting and Costumes: Jo Fabian
Dramaturgy: Dr. Petra Pamer
Assistant Director: Ralph Knebel, Gabriela Schulz
Realisation Stage Set: Joachim Vogler
Assistant Chroeographer: Ralph Boock

Jörg Steinberg - Baal
Kerstin Rünzel - Sophie
Ralf Kittler - Ekart

Gabriele Boock, Francina Borges, Andrea Daniel, Anna Huber, Carmen Koth, Andrea Kranke,
Gaby Schiffner, Tina Tzschacksch; Ralph Boock, Rocco Hauff,
Andreas Kirsche, Mathias Kort, Uwe Wögler, Peter Závesky.

Jo Fabian, the East-Berlin director, choreographer and stage designer, offers us in his fourth approach to art and artists in a reunified Germany the most impressive plea of a German director. „Baal Tanz Tod“ is a bitter, despairing accusation against the death of German theatres and against the society „that is not in a position to assimilate those artists that it does not understand“.

In their horrible sweetness this enrapturing series of images reminds one of Dali’s surreal compositions: full of poetry, humour, atrocity and dissonance like the life of the animalistic Bohemian Baal…
Fabian’s „Baal“ is the dance-theatre of this season – a brilliant performance.

(Marieluise Jeitschko, Ruhr Nachrichten, 25.7.94)

Don’t forget, there are the good and the bad pieces: „Baal Tanz Tod“ belongs to the good ones. As dark, loud, and simple as good rock music.

(Wiebke Hüste, ballett international/tanz aktuell, August/September 1994)

There are very few directors with as much talent as Fabian…
"Baal Tanz Tod" belongs to the best of Fabian’s pieces.

(Tilman Billing, Berliner Zeitung, 12.1.1995)

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