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Barbara Schmidt-Rohr:
Stay Romantic

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Theater & Performance / Dance / Art
  • Wed, 25.05.2022 20:00
    Kampnagel – K2
  • Thu, 26.05.2022 20:00
    Kampnagel – K2
  • Fri, 27.05.2022 20:00
    Kampnagel – K2
  • Sat, 28.05.2022 20:00
    Kampnagel – K2

In a time when everything is just a click away, and disappears after the next click, the next news, the next picture, the next song, or even the next brutal war ... there are no more moments that allow for slowed down idleness and romantic contemplation. Romanticism, what was it again?

For STAY ROMANTIC, Hamburg-based choreographer Barbara Schmidt-Rohr once again works with the opposites of nature and digitality.

Nature has lost its innocence, it is no longer whole, traces of destruction have been left in the scenario on stage. The audience finds itself in the midst of felled tree remains and contemplates a painted panoramic sky, reminiscent of pre-digital illusion spaces from late Romanticism. At the same time, on a video level, present hyper-pop is quoted, which in turn meets 80s styles, from the last pre-digital era. In the slowly pulsating scenario through the different times and layers of perception, young performers of different ages talk about the current ecological crisis, the extinction of species, losses and their finality. But also about love. Barbara Schmidt-Rohr recently impressed with the installation work DIE KOMMENDEN TRÄUME, in which she transferred VR aesthetics into analog choreographies.


  • Concept, choreography, direction: Barbara Schmidt-Rohr
  • Performance: Damini Gairola, Esther Meinke, Paula Melcher, Yolanda Morales, Luis Nachtmann, Virendra Nishad, Robin Rohrmann, Enno Schneekloth, Pauline Schönfelder, Maria Pearl Weise
  • Co-choreography: Yolanda Morales
  • Stage: Hanna Lenz
  • Kostüme: Nina Divitschek
  • Live music: Catharina Boutari und Tom Gatza
  • Sound: Iason Roumkos
  • Video design and paintings: Jens Hasenberg
  • Light Design: Lars Kracht
  • Co-Realisation, Stage, Costume: Tatjana Zchei, Marie-Luise Balzer, Tatjana Milosevic
  • Make-Up, Hair: Ilona Klein
  • Outside Eye: Helen Schröder
  • Video-Documentation: Rasmus Rienecker
  • Production Assistance: Pauline Schönfelder
  • End Rehearsal Assistance: Ann-Leonie Niss
  • Photos: G2 Baraniak
  • Graphic: Judith Hilgenstöhler
  • Technics: Kampnagel
  • Production, Communication: Stückliesel

STAY ROMANTIC is a production by Barbara Schmidt-Rohr in co-production with Kampnagel. Funded by the Behörde für Kultur und Medien Hamburg. The film "UNITY" which is integrated in the play, is supported by the Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media within the framework of NEUSTART KULTUR.

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