Premiere: September 2021, HochX, Munich

The term “hibernation” refers to an in-between: the idle state of computers, the artificial coma in humans, or animals trying to survive a cold winter by doing as few as possible. Something is slumbering beneath the sterile surface of things. Not alive, not dead. In limbo. Gently covered by what was left behind. From something that has fallen off.

With “Hibernation”, O-Team traces our relationship to cleanliness and pollution, to care and disposal, to technology and left-overs. A wide variety of creatures meet on stage in a poetic series of images: a lonely moving light sets off in search of life. Two garbage workers run out – or away. And a pack of cleaning robots brings the world back into (dis)order. And springtails and woodlice ensure our future.


director: Samuel Hof
stage design: Nina Malotta
dramaturgy: Tina Brüggemann & Antonia Beermann
music: Michael Fiedler
performers: Antje Töpfer & Folkert Dücker
technics: Robin Burkhardt
video: Pedro Pinto
production: Isabelle Gatterburg, Simon Kubat

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HIBERNATION ist ein Projekt von O-Team in Koproduktion mit dem Theater der Stadt Aalen und HochX Theater und Live Art. Gefördert im Fonds Doppelpass der Kulturstiftung des  Bundes, durch die Landeshauptstadt Stuttgart und durch den Landesverband freier Tanz- und Theaterschaffender Baden-Württemberg e.V. aus Mitteln des Ministeriums für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst des Landes Baden-Württemberg.


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