Currently on Tour
A Physical Theatre Performance
Holy Wood is a highly physical play between a woman and a man, seeking to reverse the archetypical relations of power, control and dominance between genders. By exploring bodily rituals and practices as diverse as martial arts, couple’s dance, musicals, or BDSM practices; the performers engage in a stage exploration seeking emotional extremes, absurdity, humour and compassion. They play games, compete, fight, challenge and trust each other, while destroying and re-constructing iconic images, ranging from pop culture to beaux arts and horror films.
TEAM AND CREDITS
Idea and Direction: Leo Kees | Performed by: Alejandra Jenni and Wayne Götz | Choreography: Leo Kees, in collaboration with Alejandra Jenni and Wayne Götz. | Musik: Hans Zimmer, Nina Simone, Fiona Apple. | Dramaturgical Collaborator: Max Böhner
Supported by : Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media within the program NEUSTART KULTUR, NRW Landesbüro Darstellende Künste, Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes NRW, Kunststiftung NRW.
Surface: 8 x 8 Meters. • Blackbox: the show is performed on a black box stage. Including the floor. • Set up time: After the lights are set up, the team needs the stage for a minimum of three hours before the show. Less than this is possible, but it needs to be talked about in advance. • Break down / Dismantling: 60 minutes for set design. Less than this is possible, but it needs to be talked about in advance. • Monitors: 2 speakers for stage sound monitoring.
• Local Technician: A well trained local technician is needed to run the show. Cues are given by a member of our team. • Rigging: Pre-rigging is advised, one day before the show. • Rehearsal Studio: A space for warm-up and rehearsal is necessary for the performers. It has to be warm (over 22 degree Celsius), with a very clean floor, sound equipment with Bluetooth conection and access to toilets. In case the studio is not in the same Venue, the presenters have to organise the transport for performers and -if needed- stage manager.