Poetic Theatre is full of lights and sound in the 9m×4m wide two story. All we can see in the structure is minute flow of lights and flats for spacial division.
In some spaces there isn’t even a quiver and only when all nerves are focused a streak of light can barely be discovered. By the time you get used to the area, you will be searching for the fountainhead of the sound only to learn that it’s not easyto find the answer. The sound comes from outside. Some from quite a distance away, and others effuse into the space from right beyond the wall.
It’s not only lights and sound that moves and stops. It’s the same for the visitors. They’d stay for a certain time and while they repeat moving and pausing, during that time they observe the area, what they discover is themselves constantly reacting to the lights and sounds along with interacting with the space. The time of stay offers the audience a time of contemplation.
The lights and sounds that became the base of a confidential experience that can only be done alone has come from outside. “Me” nor “the space I am occupying” cannot exist apart from the exterior. It is the reason why theatres exist to present the process of ruminating our real life out of the theatre through gazing into ourselves and then experiencing that we are linked with the outside world.
The «Poetic Theatre» is intending to become an installation theatre. It is gladly willing to be placed at a site of historical memories, in the middle of a busy city, at a square where diverse people come and go, and also a field of a secluded countryside village.
Country/Region Berlin, Germany
Designer Ortner&Ortner Baukunst (DE)
Project Leader and Managing Partner: Roland Duda
Project Leader: Tobias Ahlers
Architect: Nino Schiddel
Creator, Concept and Editing: Alma Grossen
Directing Teacher, bat Studio Theatre: Britta Geister
Actors: Students of the Ernst Busch Academy of Performing Arts
Technical Team bat Studio Theatre: Stephan Hannemann
Hannah Naumann, Markus Müller, Alexandra Spitsa