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in close collaboration with Overhead Project and Reut Shemesh


BEFORE MORNING is a contemporary dance piece for two, a duo consisting of a man and a woman, in a choreography that is about physical intimacy, about the relationship between the two, the desire to see each other, a failed attempt to cope with aloneness, about them and me, about the desire to establish intimacy and the fear of missing and losing it.



It's not about you, it's not about me, it's not about them or the object
It's about you, me, them, the object and the relation to each other
It's about one tree, two, or many. Their branches tangled into each other, in a forest where kids can not go out, as branches grow through their bodies. It's about the mothers of those kids
It's about a collective mother's voice

It's about us




… The longed-for“ consonance ”of couples, the really great feeling - broken down to the sounds and materiality of the body. A love study can be so hard and delicate, obscene and abstract. "

Nicole Strecker, Kölner Stadtanzeiger



Production: Overhead Project

Choreography and poetry: Reut Shemesh

Performance and creation: Marion Dieterle & Florian Patschovsky

Music: Timm Roller

Light, stage and film: Ronni Shendar

Costumes and graphics: Julia Stefanovici

Management / P + Ö: mechtild tellmann culture management


Funded by: Kunststiftung NRW, Ministry for Family, Children, Youth, Culture and Sport,

coproduced by ehrenfeldstudios eV.


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