Premiere HAU2 Hebbel am Ufer February 28th-March 3rd

In their duets “YEW” and “YEW: outside” Angela Schubot and Jared Gra­dinger immersed themselves deeply in Nature and its inherent intelligence. For the third part of their cycle they have invited both plant actors as well as five human performers to a post-human group choreography “The Nature of Us.” The heterogeneous ensemble on the stage of HAU2 causes a soilless garden with multiple voices to emerge from sounds and bodies. “The Nature of Us” invites its audience, human and otherwise, into this ecosystem – and searches for a consciousness that neither suppresses nor exaggerates nature, instead making space for a co-creative polyphony. How can we come together to be the garden that we actually are? In the more than 10-year history of their collaboration, “The Nature of Us” is the first ensemble piece by the choreographer duo Schu­bot & Gradinger.

"The Nature of Us" is a declaration of love to Nature. Not in the sense of an exaggeration and glorification of the supposed other, but as an open turn and equal encounter with it. With the aim of initiating a change in collective consciousness, the new choreography by Jared Gradinger and Angela Schubot in conjunction with five human and ten plant performers is a sensitive plea for the dissolution of the human-nature dichotomy. “The Nature of Us” is the third part of Angela Schubot and Jared Gradinger’s new cycle of work in co-creation with Nature. Here they have invited both human and plant allies as well as a sound and light gardener and finally the audience into a post-human group choreography. On stage, a soil-less garden with multiple voices emerge from sounds and bodies. “The Nature of Us” searches for a consciousness that neither suppresses nor exaggerates Nature, instead, makes space for a co-creative polyphony.

Konzept & Choreografie: Angela Schubot und Jared Gradinger in Zusammenarbeit mit der Natur
Von & mit: Beinwell, Andreea David, Farn, Geranie, Goldrute, Jared Gradinger, Kastanie, Klee, Lavendel, Roberto Martínez, Moos, Andrius Mulokas, Liz Rosenfeld, Stechapfel, Anouk Thériault, Weißer Salbei und andere
Lichtgarten: Annegret Schalke
Soundgarten: Stefan Rusconi
Kostüm: Claudia Hill
Kostümassistenz: Diane Esnault, Emilia Patrignani
Künstlerische Mitarbeit: Sigal Zouk
Coaching: Shannon Cooney
Assistenz: Sofia Fantuzzi
Photo: Rachel de Joode
Presse, Produktion: björn & björn

Produced by Angela Schubot and Jared Gradinger. Co-production HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Ponderosa, and Nature. Supported by Hauptstadtkulturfonds

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