© Nellie de Boer
Boy Girl Car
Ein Auto hat er bei Ebay gekauft, um es Teil für Teil auseinander zu bauen. Die Teile wurden zu Skulpturen, während sie Lieder schrieb. Im Interview erklären Oneka von Schrader und Louis Vanhaverbeke was daran genau nun eine Choreographie sein soll.
“The car piece”, Freitag, 23. Mai, 19.00 Uhr
Since you are the ones who actually study or have studied at a choreography school – what is your definition of choreography?
Oneka: Oh, ähm, one second. (holt ein kleines Notizheftchen und vertieft sich darin, dann zeigt sie auf Louis) You graduated, you should know! (Lachen) Okay, to be serious: For me personally being a choreographer means to be able to combine. That is actually my main interest in this work – how to combine what, why and which. That would be my definition.
Louis: For me it is the craft of constellation in which the body is the main operator or the main subject. I think that’s what we are exploring in this school – at first when we are in the studio you have to allow yourself to be very free and playful with the material but then at a certain point you have to have a strong idea, you need to fix your piece and be very clear about it.
Szenenbild aus The car piece
© Nellie de Boer
In your play “The car piece” there will be the two of you and a tiny but real car on stage. Why a car?
Louis: I’m generally really fascinated by the mechanics of cars. So I bought this car and screwed it totally apart to see how it all works. I was also interested in what else one can build out of the single parts, like sculptures and installations.
Oneka: In that sense we play with the notion of: what is something? When can a car be defined as a car? When does it stop to being a car? These kinds of questions come up constantly in our work.
Could you describe this a little further or give some examples?
Oneka: We work with a lot of different media on stage. There are videos, big objects, music and at some point we act as rabbits on stage. So there are a lot of different elements, not just the body. And we keep asking: Is it us on stage? Or could we also be animals? Could we be in a concert? Could we also be objects? Mechanics? Or just a couple in the car?
Louis: We want to create a feeling of: a lot of things can happen – everything can happen! There is an overall common theme that creates a certain universe for the audience. And all of this is transported without language?
Oneka: We have a welcome sentence!
Which would be?
Oneka: Hello people. (Lachen)
Are you excited to be part of the Körber Studio this year?
Louis: Yes, it is very exciting for us. Especially because we come from a choreography school and there is usually only a very limited scene, a small frame. Through the festival we have the opportunity to go over to the „theaterworld“ – that will certainly be inspiring for us.
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Ursprünglich ist dieses Interview im Fall-Magazin erschienen. Eine gedruckte Ausgabe der Interviews ist auf dem Festivalgelände erhältlich.