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MOTEL VIBES

Two people find themselvesin a motel room. Whether together or alone, with or next to each other, at the same time or apart- what they have in common is this temporary place.
And there is not much time left, the end is near. How do they cope, what do they value, what is important to them – in the face of the end. And isn’t every end also a new beginning? What do these last weeks, hours, moments look like? What happens to stories, rituals, habits, dependencies? With patterns, structures, routines?
There is no escape and yet everyone flees into a reality that will soon no longer exist. The escape begins and ends in this room. Seemingly detached from the outside world and yet at the mercy of the same fate.

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Apart from broken light bulbs and cockroaches, a typical dimly lit motel room like the one in the movie always has a romantic moment. A symbol of being on the road, of being somewhere in between. A transit room that promises a good night’s sleep and the guarantee of driving into the rising sun the next morning – always towards the destination. “Motel Vibes” breaks with this longing transfiguration for now, showing a couple trapped in a place of dark monotony. Two people, alone or as a couple or always both. The dripping rain counts down to the thunderstorm, plus Cindy and Rudi flash as mirror image, magnet and as contradiction. The room seems to be a dead end, the narrowness and hopelessness of their situation become physically tangible. In their lonely search for paradise, the two protagonists remain as restless as the audience, which literally chooses its own perspective. go plastic shows that neither a sprawling setting nor a lengthy play is needed to tell the story of an entire relationship. In the end, the ice melts and freedom sparkles underneath.

Johannes Herwig (novelist, spring 2021)

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PERFORMANCES

Premiere and further shows:

HELLERAU – Europäisches Zentrum der Künste Dresden • September 2018

Further Shows / Touring:

LOFFT das Theater, Leipzig • April 2019

Japanisches Palais (Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden) • Mai 2019

Zukunftsvisionen Festival Görlitz • Mai 2019

2022

runde ecke – Wachsbleichstraße 4a, 01067 Dresden • 01. & 02. April 2022 // in each case 20 o’clock

PRESS

“… And ever stronger, in the course of this hour of glimpses into this only seemingly distant place of even apparent, total standstill, in which one stands as a spectator, purely physically, above the action, but is unlikely to be able to look down on it, on these endgame variations of the fascination of nothingness…”

Boris M. Gruhl 24.09.2018 Dresdner Neueste Nachrichten

“…With them in the room are their reproaches and burst notions, which they silence, shout out and of course, as expected, set to music very impressively in dance…”

Felicitas Sonntag, 05.11.2018, Kulturgeflüster

“… It’s hard to say what the voyeuristic glimpse into a lower-lying “enclosure of the vanities” is more aimed at: an end-time mood that unloads at the end like a thunderstorm in a downright icy downpour, or rather interpersonal “vibrations” for which the Dresden choreographer finds exciting, yet always subtle equivalents throughout…”

Hartmut Regitz, TANZ, Aprilausgabe 2019

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CAST & CREW

Performance:

Rudi Goblen (Original) /Joseph Hernandez & Cindy Hammer

Concept / choreography:

Cindy Hammer

Artistic director / dramaturgy:

Susan Schubert

Set Up (costume & stage)

Alexandra Börner

Music / composition:

Nikolaus Woernle

Texts:

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Production-Manager:

Josefine Wosahlo

Photo / Art-Work:

Stephan Tautz

Artistic Documentation:

Erik Groß / Stephan Tautz

Light:

Falk Dittrich / Benjamin Henrichs

Sound:

Dirk Schaller / Peter Heise / Helge Petzold

Stage:

Nora Weimann / Elisabeth Trobisch / Roman Keilhofer

Technical Production Management:

Henryk Bastian

PARTNERS & SUPPORT

A production by go plastic company in cooperation with HELLERAU – Europäisches Zentrum der Künste Dresden. Sponsored by the Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony. This measure is co-financed by tax funds on the basis of the budget passed by the members of the Saxon state parliament. Sponsored by the state capital Dresden – Office for Culture and Monument Protection Dresden. With kind support of TENZA schmiede Dresden, Centre for Science and Art Dresden, Miami Light Project Miami / USA, ZENTRALWERK Dresden and Green Line.

NOVEL

»You can check-out any time you like, but you can never leave!«

Hotel California, The Eagles

Flickering neon lights next to a road where two people crash – into each other and into a dimly lit typical motel room. A spot where romance and desire are hidden beneath a patina of broken light bulbs, dark monotony, endless pay tv and fragments of everyone who has been in here before. They all together created the »Motel Vibe« that our two protagonists are now caught up in. Inviting the viewers to check-in as well. And to never leave.

The illustrator and comic artist PM Hoffmann studied art and cultural studies in Leipzig and has been working as a freelancer since 1997. He has already illustrated numerous covers for the pop magazine Persona NonGrata, designed countless music albums and was art director of the Leipzig music fair Pop Up. Since 2000, PM Hoffmann has been illustrating primarily in the area of ​​editorial design for a wide range of partners from the media industry.

After staying abroad in England and Hungary, Thyra Veyder-Malberg studied political science and philosophy in Leipzig. Since graduating in 2006, she has worked as a freelance author and journalist for, among others, MDR, Jungle World and the Jüdische Allgemeine. Between 2007 and 2014, Thyra Veyder-Malberg headed the politics department of the Leipzig city magazine kreuzer.

Thyra Veyder-Malberg and PM Hoffmann can already look back on several collaborations. Both have already developed works on socio-political topics, including for the magazines Cicero, News and MO – Magazin for Human Rights. In addition, in 2012 they published the illustrated travel report Cuba. The perforated cliché (oder besser sogar den deutschen Titel, denn es ist ja nur auf deutsch erschienen: Kuba. Das perforierte Klischee) released.

Motel Vibes is the latest collaboration between Thyra Veyder-Malberg and PM Hoffmann.

CREDITS

Artistic & aesthetic template:

“MOTEL VIBES” by go plastic company
Rudi Goblen (Original) / Joseph Hernandez & Cindy Hammer

Illustrations:

Photography:

Layout:

Stephan Tautz

Blurb & biographical short texts:

Collaboration & editing:

Benjamin Henrichs
Susan Schubert
Cindy Hammer
Michaela Jarosch

RESEARCH & REHEARSALS

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