The Theory Café, initiated in the frame of Theater der Dinge as a reading group on the topic of "artificial bodies", takes place as a video chat. You …
In times of need, it is often things that first and foremost provide comfort: hot water bottles, scented candles, Tabaluga plasters, biscuits made according to grandma's recipe or the teddy bear from childhood. There can be many reasons why things provide comfort: because they have a certain temperature or consistency, because they are connected to a memory or a person, because they distract us or - on the contrary - make us feel.
In this workshop we want to share our comforting objects with each other and form a small comforting collective. Do the same or very different things help us? What constitutes the particular quality of consolation - balm, hope, back-in-the-mother's-belly? Is there such a thing as false comfort? And to what extent can theatre itself be a place of consolation?
The online workshop Theory Café invites you to exchange and reflect on the body and its things. In a cosy, relaxed atmosphere, we start from our current experiences and deepen them through small theoretical readings and creative exercises.
No previous knowledge required.
- 2 hours 20 minutes
- schaubude.berlin/en/stagings/lektueregruppe-dinge-des-trostes https://schaubude.berlin/en/stagings/lektueregruppe-dinge-des-trostes
Concept and moderation Beate Absalon, Sebastian Köthe
Sponsored by Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa in the frame of Theater der Dinge 2020