Quatsch (2023, work on commission tanzmainz)

World Premiere: November 24th, 2023, Staatstheater Mainz (U17)

There are supposed to be people who never get enough of nonsense. Not even of ice cream, the Internet or friends. But sometimes it’s enough. But you can’t say it. Because of course it would be stupid to admit that there might be too much of the things that are really good. And that others might have too little of it. Which would be nonsense …
When is it really enough for everyone and what do we really have enough of? This is what Hamburg choreographer Antje Pfundtner gets to the bottom of in a funny and imaginative piece about too much and too little together with three dancers from tanzmainz.
From 8 years on.


Friday, 24. November 2023, 11 am/ Premiere
Sunday, 26. November 2023, 3 pm
Monday, 27. November 2023, 10 am

Additional information and tickets here.

Choreography: Antje Pfundtner
Set design: Yvonne Marcour
Music: Nikolaus Woernle
Dramaturgy: Anne Kersting
With: José Garrido, Thomas Van Praet, Milena Wiese


Photos: Andreas Etter


“With three members of the tanzmainz ensemble, Pfundtner has developed a colorful arc of images and scenes that is received with great enthusiasm by the audience, which consists mainly of children. (…) ‘Quatsch’ – this onomatopoeic word is intended to playfully open up an alternative world for the audience; in times of threat, emerging brutalization and growing pressure. (…) The trio maintains the tension – the erratic element of Pfundtner’s choreography does not come to nothing, but ignites. (…) After fifty minutes, the ‘nonsense’ is over – enthusiastic cheering sets in. For a short time, one was relieved of bad news.” Manuel Wenda/ Allgemeine Zeitung

“The piece ‘Quatsch’, which Pfundtner created with the three dancers Wiese, Praet and José Garrido at the Staatstheater Mainz, does both. It makes nonsense and thinks about nonsense, also about the limits of nonsense – and does so with the means of dance. It’s extremely beautiful to watch, with a penchant for acrobatics, somersaults and spins on the floor.” Eva-Maria Magel/ Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung