Gunilla Heilborn / Theater im Bahnhof
The Wonderful and the Ordinary

Theater / Premiere


In englischer, deutscher und schwedischer Sprache
Talk nach der Vorstellung amSa 30.9.


Production specifics
Auftragswerk steirischer herbst

Produktion GH Produktioner, Theater im BahnhofKoproduktion steirischer herbst, The Swedish National Touring Teater – RiksteaternMit Unterstützung von Swedish Arts Council, City of Stockholm, Swedish Arts Grants Committee, Dansens Hus Stockholm, Stockholm County Council

Gunilla Heilborn and Theater im Bahnhof practise remembering – not so much what, but rather how. The joint premiere sets out to find ways not to forget the seemingly banal things in life.

We usually remember wonderful, overwhelming things much better than we do ordinary things. Swedish director Gunilla Heilborn and Graz-based Theater im Bahnhof, however, share a love of the everyday. And so three members of the TiB company join two performers from Sweden in search of techniques of remembering the little details of everyday life.

What makes us remember? Is it a smell, a pop song? Is our memory like a field where we can stroll around and find things from the past? If I turn today into a marvellous image in my mind, will that help me to keep it there? And what would it be like to be one of those few people in the world with an extreme memory capacity that allows them to remember what they did on every day of their lives? A bliss or a nightmare?

With various means the performers try to call up their memories, to repeat and question them – with a special focus on what appears to lie beyond major events and moments in life. Like Stockholm, April 7th, 2017: “Leaving work in a boat. With others that probably normally wouldn’t. It’s a beautiful evening. It’s a horrendous day. So, so quiet.”

Konzept / Idee: Gunilla Heilborn
Autorin / Autor, Text: Gunilla Heilborn
Choreografie: Gunilla Heilborn
Schauspielerin / Schauspieler: Kenneth Bruun Carlson
Schauspielerin / Schauspieler: Pia Hierzegger
Schauspielerin / Schauspieler: Lorenz Kabas
Schauspielerin / Schauspieler: Monika Klengel
Schauspielerin / Schauspieler: Kristiina Viiala
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Norbert Wally
Lichtregie: Minna Tiikkainen
Kostüme: Katarina Wiklund
Musik: Kim Hiorthey
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Marten Nilsson
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Jonas Holst