"Die letzte tanzende Kommunistin vom Prenzlauer Berg" von Jo Fabian

"When Jo Fabian is on the cover, then there is a lot of Fabian inside."


Die letzte tanzende Kommunistin vom Prenzlauer Berg (Vaterlandskomplex Part 3)


Premiere: 12.11.1993, Theater unterm Dach Berlin
Director: Jo Fabian
Assistant Director: Ralph Knebel
Space and Lighting: Jo Fabian
Realization Space: Volker Herold
Costumes: Heidemarie Fabian
Original Music: Ralf Krause
Additional Music: Michael Nyman, Les Negres vertes
Video: Nico Felden


Performers:
Heidemarie Fabian, Ulrike Henning, Paula E. Paul,
Kerstin Rünzel, Josephine Fabian



(from the programme:)

"Die letzte tanzende Kommunistin vom Prenzlauer Berg" is the third part of the "Vaterlandskomplex".

It is about a picture that is able to move equally into the past as well as into the future. It shows the only choreography that can be passed on from the last dancing Communist far and wide. The breathtaking dance of our hero embodies a utopia whose hope brings the knowledge that freedom leads to imprisonment and vice versa.

In its perfect design "Die letzte tanzende Kommunistin vom Prenzlauer Berg" was one of the few highlights of the small dance festival in the Theater unterm Dach.

(Sandra Luzina, Der Tagesspiegel, Berlin, 17.11.1993)

„Beauty“ is found in Fabian’s perfect picture. Enlightened in lighting and design, the stage set looks like a cage in which fragments of behaviour happen that, in the end, create an exactly structured and differentiated picture. Those who want to speculate on the hope of disempowering the author’s fictions or who simply want to enjoy beauty should find their way into the theatre.

 (Mario Stumpfe, Neues Deutschland, Berlin, 18.11.1993)

When Jo Fabian is on the cover, then there is a lot of Fabian inside.
Out comes a very special teaching in movement and color.
Why this piece is not also invited to the next Berlin Theatertreffen, along with the first two „Vaterlandskomplex“ parts, remains incomprehensible.

(Schwäbisches Tagblatt, 5.4.94)

 

Eine Produktion von Jo Fabian Department und dem Theater unterm Dach