Typical... Typical... photo: Paweł Sosnowski
Don't we all just love sticking people into boxes? We take one look at someone or hear a detail or two about them and instantly we just know everything about them, don't we? Well, to some extent we actually need these intuitions, to help us deal with the myriad personality types in everyday life by applying to them simplified categories that satisfyingly bring order and sense into the confusion – or at least they seem to. But usually these judgements turn out to be at least partially wrong. People are just often untypical. To put them into a box because of something they do or because they are part of some group might seem at first to provide plausible explanations but will later often prove to have been a mistake.
The real problems start when we ban large groups of people into these boxes and apply general, oversimplified explanations based on this to everyone in these groups, indiscriminately. This results in us drawing lines between groups of people that are completely wrong and causes mistakes, which can end up proving fatal, when this causes us to interpret people's behaviour erroneously and let this in turn shape our own behaviour.
In "Typisch..." ("Typical...") we take a closer look at these mechanisms and examine how we, in everyday life, deal with stereotypes, archetypes, prototypes, antitypes, genotypes, phenotypes, ecotypes – typically for us, through dance.
choreo­graphy: Dan Pelleg, Marko E. Weigert, in colla­boration with the dancers
dancers (pre­miere cast): Alina Jaggi, Amit Bard (Preisman), Meng-Ting Liu, Naomi Gibson, Alma Michold, Natalie Wagner, Jeremy Detscher, Carlos Pérez González, Alexandre May, Patrick de Haan, Kostas Tsoukalas, Marko E. Weigert
light design: Marko E. Weigert
sound­track design: Dan Pelleg
stage set & costume design: Markus Pysall
duration: ca. 96 min.
premiere: 27th January 2018, Görlitz / GHT Görlitz Zittau
music: Iggy Pop, Brooklkyn Duo, Malvina Reynolds, Devendra Banhart, Clint Mansell, Bellini, Hansi Hinterseer, No Comment A Capella, Charles Gounod, Rise Against, Wyland Pickard & Deborah Johnson, Abby Lappen, Marc Stan, Rocco, Convergant Evolution, Rage Against the Machine, Sexy Music Buddha Love Dj, Harold Budd, Dakota Lynne, Vladimir Martynov, Laurie Anderson, Ed Sheeran, Giacomo Puccini, Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto, Tom Waits, Walk Off the Earth,
With the friendly support of