the butterfly defect
the butterfly defect the butterfly defect photo: Nikolai Schmidt
"We all err, only each one errs differently."
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1742-1799)
Chaos theory was at the beginning of the research - originally the piece was to be called "Butterfly Effect". Then, during the choreographic work, the choreographers soon realized, that this title didn't really fit anymore, because the human being, not physics, should be in the center. The human being creates systems in apparent chaos, it is capable of influencing, destroying or creating the whole. It is the defect in the theory.

"If a pea is shot into the sea at Helvoet, if the sea were my brain, I would probably feel the effect on the Chinese coast."
G. C. Lichtenberg
choreo­graphy: Dan Pelleg, Marko E. Weigert
choreographic colaboration: Rachael Lincoln, Gundula Peuthert, Mata Sakka, Kathinka Sonneborn, Sommer Ulrickson
dancers - Berlin premiere cast: Rachael Lincoln Dan Pelleg, Kathinka Sonneborn, Mata Sakka, Marko E. Weigert

dancers - Görlitz premiere cast: Simone Rabea Döring, Rafael González Fresnedo, Nora Hageneier, Niko Hanakam, Dan Pelleg, Steffi Sembdner Marko E. Weigert

stage set design: Nir Moses, Marko E. Weigert
stage set assistance: Daniele Guevara
costume design: Pedro Richter
light design: Marko E. Weigert (Benjamin Schälicke)
soundtrack design: Dan Pelleg
duration: ca. 60 min.
premiere - Berlin: 25th July 2002, Sophiensæle Berlin,

restage premiere - Görlitz:
29th October 2011, Görlitz / GHT Görlitz-Zittau
light design: Marko E. Weigert
duration: ca. 85 min.
music: Garmarna, Triakel, Plommon, komfort.labor, prodigy, novamute, Penguine Café & wee dance company
tours:  Cyprus – Limassol – Rialto Theatro (2003)
Magdeburg – Kammerspiele Tanzfest (2004)
Würzburg – Tanzspeicher (2006)
Berlin – Kunsthaus Tacheles (2006, 2007, and 2009 at "10 Years wee dance company"
Leipzig – dance festival at the lofft (2007)
Zimbabwe – HIFA – Harare International Festival of the Arts (2007)
Rostock – Höhenrauschfestival, (2008)
Heilbronn (2009)
Mainz – Open Ohr Festival (2010)

excerpts:  Frankfurt (Oder) (Europe-University Viadrina)
Bad Wildungen (Wandelhalle)
Berlin - Conclusion of the Einstein Year 2005 in collaboration with JUTOJO (E-Werk)

For this project the wee dance company was supported by the Berlin Senat for Science, Research and Culture
audience's responses:
Jean Severin, Speaker of the Bundes- und Landesmusikakademie Rheinsberg:
"...much energy, many good ideas – well put into practise –... I was thrilled! One should become a patron to give out money for this. ... Thanks to productions like the butterfly defect one can rest assured, that a cultural future indeed exists – and the up-and-coming artistic generation seems to be well cared for... Quite peculiar – last Saturday I went to watch it again. Still delighted. I hope the media appreciated this event." read the original email (with the writer's kind permission)
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