Violence fascinates us in a deeply and disturbing way. Hitting, cutting, ripping, shooting, chopping into pieces – all seem far closer to us than we would like to admit. The deformed, fragmented body attracts our attention and repels it, captivates our empathy: cruel, beautiful. Praised by critics as “profound non-conformists, rebellious in a quiet sort of way”, Verena Billinger and Sebastian Schulz conquer the hearts and minds of their audience in their piece Violent Event ˟ by aiming at the pits of their stomachs. With tactical ruthlessness, they develop strategies with their five-person ensemble for examining our propensity towards violence. In the process, they explore the paradox boundaries of media-driven and staged violence and challenge the protected space of the theatre: How is a life possible that is always already permeated by violence? How can the body be thrown into battle without sacrificing it?

Konzept, Choreografie: Verena Billinger und Sebastian Schulz * Von und mit: Patricia Gimeno/Tümay Kılınçel, Frank Koenen, Sanna Lundström, Lea Martini, Nicolas Niot * Licht: Stine Hertel
Bühne: Camilla Vetters * Kostüm: Charlotte Pistorius * Musik: Anton Kaun * Produktionsleitung: Alessia Neumann, Anne Kleiner * Assistenz, Video: Melchior B. Tacet * Fotografie, Grafikdesign: Florian Krauß * Produktion: Billinger & Schulz * Koproduktion: Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt am Main, Forum Freies Theater Düsseldorf * Gefördert durch NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ (NPN) Koproduktionsförderung Tanz aus Mitteln der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien aufgrund eines Beschlusses des Deutschen Bundestags, Kulturamt der Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf, Kunststiftung NRW, Ministerium für Familie, Kinder, Jugend, Kultur und Sport des Landes NRW, Kulturamt Frankfurt, Hessisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst.

Billinger & Schulz (Düsseldorf/Frankfurt)
Violent Event ˟
Wed. 02. — Fri. 04.03.2016

* 75 min, € 19,- / red. € 9,50.
In English

Mousonturm, Frankfurt
Waldschmidtstraße 4
60316 Frankfurt am Main

(c) Florian Krauß

(c) Florian Krauß

(c) Florian Krauß

(c) Florian Krauß

(c) Florian Krauß

(c) Florian Krauß

Featuring I

The Featuring with Verena Billinger & Sebastian Schulz takes place at thursday 3/3 from 10.55 am - 11.40 am at the festival centre at Mousonturm.

10 -10:45 am Gintersdorfer/Klaßen
10.55-11.40 am Billinger & Schulz
11.45 am -12.30 pm Isabelle Schad

free of charge, more information

Event Dates

Wed. 02.03.2016

6 p.m. 

Thu. 03.03.2016

10 p.m. 

Fri. 04.03.2016
Violent Event ˟ - Warm-up 2 p.m.

3 p.m.