LOST IN FORMATION
After a period of precautionary isolation, the theatre reopens as the special space in which showing and observing takes place in a living counterpart - a space without delay, without algorithmic escalation; open to spontaneous interpretation and emotional nuances.
The re-staging of Lost in Formation promises a memorable theatrical multimedia experience with interesting impulses for the reflection of current developments.
When Lost in Formation was created 2019, it was normal to gather in very large groups. Political, religious, sporting and cultural events attracted masses. Formations emerged in which participants could experience themselves as part of the group and therefore perhaps feel more intense, secure and influential.
The dance piece Lost in Formation collected impressive images of the global everyday culture of dense living. Images that we see with different eyes today. The piece shows these images in a precisely choreographed interplay of projection and stage dance. Moments of collective behaviour were observed with a humorous eye and translated onto the stage in dance. Risa Kojima and David Pallant analyse, interpret and exaggerate a body language that asserts power, position, identity. And they show moments of tender search for contact across distance and obstacles. The overall picture becomes increasingly dense, telling of how individual actions become collective patterns. The choreography of Paula E. Paul is linked to the film space of Sirko Knüpfer. Joachim Glasstetter composed the music for it. He also programmed the stage, which unfolds a very special dimension of time. Subtle changes of perspective are created that challenge perception. In this way KOMBINAT gives the overall picture its typical signature, smiling in detail precisely when observed.