A 180m2 textile set for a dance piece by MerleIMischkeIKlee, that is forever changing and has multiple identities, made almost entirely from recycled materials. The huge panels of orange fabric hanging in the space, covering the entire floor and the audience’s legs are like the connective tissue of a large organism. It can be spread out to serve as a floor, can turn into a collection of walls, or be lifted to form a ceiling.
Made possible by the Creative Industries Fund NL.
Performances in 2021 and 2022 throughout Germany.
Performance – Coralie Merle, Jasiek Mischke, Mark Christoph Klee
Stage design & Costume – Guusje de Bruin & Sarah Kerbosch
Dramaturgy – Charlotte Mathiessen
Light design & Technical Management – Manuel Melzer
Music – Ashley Wright
Photo – Sjoerd Derine & Ina Steinhusen
Graphic Design – Káschem Büro (Nina Massow & Insa Kühlcke-Schmoldt)
“Why change?” is a production of Merle | Mischke | Klee and was co-produced by Theaterwerkstatt Pilkentafel Flensburg. Rehearsal residencies were made possible by Dampfzentrale Bern (CH) and TILT (NL). The project is funded by the Ministry of education and training, science, research and culture of the state of Schleswig-Holstein and is supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media within the program NEUSTART KULTUR. The creation of the set was made possible by Creative Industries Fund NL.
Almost all fabrics used in the performance are recycled or come from the discarded material of flag, sail or parachute manufacturers who support the project as sponsors: Intervlag, Veluwse Vlaggenindustrie, Hanse Sails, Humanoid, among others.