PHOTO: © Tom Dachs

STUDIO SHOWING Overhead Project - Blueprint

In the organizer's words:

Which movements remain as images in the mind and unfold a special impact? In addition to questions of belonging and legibility, new, sometimes uncanny glances are taken at moving bodies and their silent presence.

"Blueprint" explores which movements, everyday or even activist gestures stick in the mind as images and then unfold symbolic, political or even emancipative clout in a social context. The research on different forms of gestures deals with their classification in cultural and social contexts and is interested in the potentials of their multi-layered (in)legibility. On the one hand, gestures refer us to the iconography of cultural patterns, which implicitly always negotiate questions of the political. On the other hand, they are also a crucial part of unconsciously occurring interpersonal communication and the corresponding body language.


Overhead Project stands for performances on the border between contemporary circus and dance - two languages that allow different perspectives on the human body and a multidimensional approach to space and architecture. The company, directed by choreographer and circus artist Tim Behren, evolved from an intense acrobatic duo work with former co-founder Florian Patschovsky. Today, the artistic core team consists of composer Simon Bauer, visual artist Charlotte Ducousso, performer Mijin Kim and other long-time performers and thinkers from various fields. Numerous productions and several guest choreographies for municipal theaters with large ensembles have been created so far. The company has received a number of international awards and choreography prizes for its works, most recently the Tabori Award 2022 from the Fonds Darstellende Künste.


Performance, creation Mijin Kim, Leon Börgens

Choreography Tim Behren

Music composition Simon Bauer

Lighting & stage design Moritz Bütow & Birk-André Hildebrandt

Costume design Fa-Hsuan Chen

dramaturgy, research Anna Menzel

Technical direction Philipp Zander

Production management Lisa Lehnen

Public Relations, Management Mechtild Tellmann

International Networks Valentina Barone

A production of Overhead Project.

Supportedby and co-produced by EinTanzhaus Mannheim, LOFFT - Das Theater Leipzig and studiobühneköln. Supported by the residency program of PACT Zollverein (Essen), with funding from the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia.

Supported by the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, Cultural Office of the City of Cologne, Fonds Darstellende Künste (conception support) with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media within the framework of NEUSTART KULTUR, Cultural Office of the City of Leipzig. Funded by the LaFT BW e.V. from state funds approved by the state parliament of Baden-Württemberg.

The research preceding the project conception was made possible by a Flausen/Take Heart residency, supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media within the framework of NEUSTART KULTUR.


March 08-11, 2024 - World premiere LOFFT - Das Theater Leipzig

12-16 March 2024 - NRW premiere studiobühneköln

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Price information:

6,00 €


TanzFaktur (Studio 5) Siegburger Straße 233W 50679 Köln

Location | Theater

TanzFaktur Siegburger Straße 233w 50679 Köln

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