The audiovisual staging of Bremen’s chamber of trade is an artistic confrontation with the issue of creative industries. In direct reference to its premiere’s occasion, the “Day of Creative Industries”, the work reflects on the complex tension between creativity and economic actions.
While creativity is being embodied by four dancers, the building itself, a stony manifestation of Bremen’s hanseatic identity, represents the economy in this play.
In three acts, the dancers climb and conquer the building, spreading their visions and ideas on its façade – and at once meet its resistance. The chamber of trade comes to life and springs to action as an equal protagonist.
Premiere: 15th of November 2013 / Handelskammer, Bremen, Germany
Art Director: Thorsten Bauer, Max Görgen, Till Botterweck, Julian Hölscher
Creative Director: Thorsten Bauer
3D Supervisor: Peter Pflug
3D Designer: Moritz Horn
Sound Design and Music: Jonas Wiese
Project Manager: Majo Ussat
Performers: Chairs O’Connor, Marta Di Giulio, David Boyd, Patrick Robinson
Casting: Rudi Reschke
Airel Operators: Willem Catianis, Clemens Thomas
Replica Construction: Ole Werner, Armin Jacob
Documentation Director: Moritz Horn
Camera: Moritz Horn
Edit: Jonas Wiese, Thorbjörn Geisler
Technical Setup & Show Control: Frank Wagner (Wagner Medientechnik)
Project support: Wirtschaftsförderung Bremen GmbH
Special thanks to: Handelskammer Bremen