"They walk and they talk" von Jo Fabian
|"The future has already begun in his pieces." /Christine Hohmeyer|
Premiere: 14.04.1994, Theater unterm Dach, Berlin
"They walk & they talk" is a charming swindle, whose aesthetics appear to be influenced more from advertising than from dance:
Two men and three women walk across the stage like models on a ramp. The stage is cobalt blue and cold, like an empty aquarium, and at the beginning there is about as much going on. The men take a walk with fish on handles. Nobody speaks, a voice from the off always repeats the same thing. The movements, perfect in the smallest detail, are mercilessly timed: just at the right moment unexpected things happen and the group begins to play a game of confusion between a simulated rehearsal and a true performance.
Christine Hohmeyer, Frankfurter Rundschau, 4.3.1995
Norbert Servos, Süddeutsche Zeitung, 25./26.02.1995
The audience is made happy by the masterful structure of the piece. The dominance over the form leaves one with a feeling of perfection at every moment of the 70-minute piece.
Bernd Feuchtner, Der Tagesspiegel, Berlin, 25.02.1995
|Eine Produktion von Jo Fabian Department und dem Theater unterm Dach|