In the solo performance “Was bleibt”, Isabel Mohn looks into the phenomena of creation and transience. What do we create in the short time that is given to each of us in this world? What remains, something tangible, a memory? And does it also exist if nobody sees it?
On the stage are ropes cables and what looks like the remnants of a home improvement project. In the midst of these objects full of potential and history, Isabel Mohn embarks on a search for what makes a moment unforgettable. With dance, language and objects, she asks herself and the audience big and small questions about being and not being, about becoming and passing. In doing so, she interweaves personal stories, fantasies and the shared here-and-now of the performance situation. The boundaries between reality and fiction become blurred.
Isabel Mohn works as a dancer, performer and choreographer. Born in Berlin, she lived in Montreal, Canada from 1995 to 2019. She studied contemporary dance and completed her training at the École de danse contemporaine in Montreal. Since 2001 she has published her own work at various venues, including: Tangente Montreal, Danse-Cité / Théâtre Prospero Montreal, Studio 303 Montreal, St-John's Contemporary Dance Festival, Schwankhalle Bremen. Her work moves at the intersection of dance, theater and performance. In her artistic practice and research, she searches for points where process, performance and real life meet. Depending on the project, her work takes the form of e.g. traditional stage formats, interventions in public space or (even before Corona) virtual events. Often times, these formats focus on manipulating objects and material as well as developing direct relationships with and between audience members.
Von und mit Isabel Mohn Künstlerische Assistenz Catherine Jodoin, Berit Jentzsch Kooperation mit dem Acker Stadt Palast im Rahmen von #share