The reworked version of the original piece.

On a continual daily basis one is confronted with decision making, for something and against something else. One finds oneself in the never-ending process of selection, from the seemingly meaningless to the tremendously important and even existential decisions. We choose to be with one person while deserting another, either intentionally or unintentionally discriminating against someone. For some it is an active decision, for others it is decided for them. Creating the roles of victim and perpetrator in the ever changing game of decide and select. Those who find themselves in the role of victim, the outsider, give in, let themselves go, even provoking their own dilemma. The process becomes arbitrary and as such „random“.

Out on the playing field seven dancers find rules and ever new rules to win or lose by. Victim and perpetrator seek contact with the public in an attempt to gain support for their actions but in the end the public can only remain a passive witness to the never-ending cycle. Who stays in the end overtaking the role of perpetrator and with that becoming the winner? And who has lost, rejected, the loser, discarded, without worth or value?

Premiere of the reworked version May 2010.


“So radical was Stiefermann never ever. ”(NWZ Radio)


Choreography and set: Martin Stiefermann
Music: Glenn Branca
Light design: Max Wikström
Dramaturgy: Diether Schlicker
Assistence: Brooke Leeder
Tourmanagement: parallelwerk

With Laura Caldow, Johanna Lemke, Raisa Kröger, Caroline Meyer Picard, Florian Bücking, Jon Buckels, Nicky Vanoppen

Produced by MS Schrittmacher
Supported by DINAMIX und DOCK11