In 2012 Berlin choreographer Isabelle Schad and French artist Laurent Goldring created the solo Der Bau for which Kafka’s story of the same title has been serving as an inspiration source. The labyrinth described by Kafka as a space deriving from the body itself, yet still belonging to it, becomes the basis for their explorations of conceiving this new relationship between body and space.
In 2013/14 the group version of Der Bau was planned in Berlin and Zagreb with Saša Božić, theatre director, dramaturg and choreographer, and Isabelle Schad as artistic directors. The group piece Der Bau, which continues the new perspective on choreographing inner / outer space and seventy black bags serve as material: amplifies the visibility and elongates the body into its surrounding space.
The Berlin production of Der Bau, with a Berlin group of performers, premiered in February 2014. Zagreb production starts mid May 2014 and will have its premiere at Ganz New Festival.
Choreography and concept: Isabelle Schad / in cooperation with Saša Božić and laurent Goldring
Performers: Nikolina Komljenović, Ina Sladić, Iva Hladnik, Josipa Bubaš, Nataša Kopeč, Josip Horvat, Nino Bokan, Marko Jastrevski, Jure Radnić
Sound: Marcello Busato
Light design: Marino Frankola
Costumes: Ana Fucijaš
Producer: Iva Ogrizović