A repertory theatre alternates and repeats work from its repertoire. The rate of recurrence does not always demonstrate a clear logic. Across the feeds of social media, there is no formula evident for algorithmic repetition. ROCHAMBEAU (STUDY #3) revisits the leaping structure of a contemporary readymade from ROCHAMBEAU (STUDY #2), opening up questions of sustainability in practice, attempts to engage different audiences, and the torsion of material across different platforms.
ROCHAMBEAU was first developed in 2017 in a 12 day research period at UFERSTUDIOS, Berlin. With set & costume – MARTE EKNÆS + NICOLAU VERGUEIRO, video – THILO SCHMIDT, performers – JAN ANDREESEN, IVAN CHENG, LYNSEY PEISINGER, VIKTORIYA MUHAMEJANOVA, FRANK WILLENS, directed by TILMAN HECKER.
Featuring performances byIvan Cheng, Frank Willens, FRZNTE, Katharina Meves, Eugen Ivan Bergmann, Alexey Kokhanov, Leroy von Bergen, Hannah Endrulat, and the voice of Lynsey Peisinger
Director of Cinematography:Thilo Schmidt
Camera day 1,2,3:Thilo Schmidt
Camera day 4:Harabell Pereira, Konstantin Hapke
Video edit:Ivan Cheng
Composition:Davið Brynjar Franzson
Dramaturgy, Web Design:Ivan Cheng
Special thanks to the company and crew:Özgür Kar, Ludovica Parenti & Daniel Horn, Eugen Ivan Bergmann, Shade Théret, Ulrike Köhler. Very special thanks to Marie Stolze
Produced by VOLKSBÜHNE BERLIN in collaboration with the NEMETSCHEK FOUNDATION for the Series ‘Armen Avanessian and Enemies’ at the ROTER SALON.