Fallen!Zusammen (2023)

Image by Miriam Tamayo

Fallen!Zusammen is a movement and theatre piece for children aged 4-6. The 30 minute performance explores the action of collapse and falling down and the potentials for hope and creation that this action can bring. How can we strengthen our resilience in the face of collapse by learning from children? Is it possible to grapple with crisis through play, curiosity and the desire to create something new? Through engagement with the square at Apfelsinenplatz and workshops with the children at the Apfelsinenplatz Kita, the artists developed the outdoor mini performance in which they play with physical and affective realms of collapse. Inspired by the children’s robust relationships to falling and breaking things down, they build up, tear down, search for balance, fail and interrupt, as each moment of collapse presents its potential for a transformation into something unexpected. Fallen!Zusammen was presented in June 2023 at Apfesinenplatz, Berlin.

Trailer available here. 

Concept, choreography, performance: Coila-Leah Enderstein, Nicola van Straaten
Stage and costume design: Zee Hartmann
Sound technician: Kayla Elrod
Dramaturgical support: Doreen Markert, Vera Strobel
Production management: Falk Grever
Video documentation: Aaike Stuart

Fallen!Zusammen is a production of Offensive Tanz für junges Publikum Berlin as part of the RAUSGEHEN project, funded by TANZPAKT Stadt-Land-Bund with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media and the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. In cooperation with Berlin Mondiale and the Evangelische Kirchengemeinde in Gropiusstadt.

Image by Miriam Tamayo