"Fabian oder Der gang vor die Hunde" von Erich Kästner, Premiere on 14-10-2017 in Central, Grösse Bühne. This is a procuction of the Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus.
My work with Bernadette started in 2017, with the play "Fabian". The choreographer she was working with got sick, and I had to jump in about three weeks before the first.
Everything went very smooth and the fact that I all ready did know the actors of Dusseldorf Schauspielhaus was certainly a good help. But I must say that Bernadette has a very good sense for the body movement and somehow, knows very well what she is looking for. So this choregraphic work is a real collaboration work.
The work with her for the second play in 2019, « The Misanthrope » from Moliere for the Suttgart Schauspielhaus confirmed my first idea. Bernadette is not only a theatre director, but she has also a good sense of choreography and the directing style that she is developing has from my point of view, a dance-theatre style.
Not to be compared to Pina Bausch Dance-theatre work and style. But somehow a style in which spoken theatre and body movement (dance, in a larger sense) combine and harmonise well together.
I have to mention that I have no experience of the other play that she directed and I did see any of her other works. So I can only write about the two works experiences that I did with her