Step by Step is a poetic theatre about movement and development. A piece full of poetry but almost without words.
Every development begins with a first step. Once something moves, it can grow, thrive and flourish. "Step by Step" is about the beauty of potential surprise, and the vitality that is inherent in every movement. What is needed – for progress from stillness to motion? A breath, a sound, an idea can get a movement going, which in turn triggers the next movement and the next – and something begins to run.
A flower needs the earth, the sun and the rain in order to grow. The man needs freedom; freedom - to move, to try and learn. The theatre production shows this principle of life in a playful and poetic manner.
What actually happens when I learn to roll with my feet on the ground?
The artists explore the relationship between humans and the earth, they make themselves familiar with the ground, snuggle intimately adapting their feet to the ground, touching it sometimes hard, sometimes soft – and the ground becomes a teammate.
And what happens when the artists take off from the ground for a moment and float?
An idea: to have a good foothold on the ground is not contradictory to freedom, but a prerequisite for freedom. Only the one who stands firmly on the ground can use it - to jump!
The production "Step by Step" does not simply illustrate movement but questions the meaning of stillness and motion, of weight and ease in a playful way.
Silvia Pahl and Klaus Wilmanns evoke curiosity and through experimentation create experiences, giving wings to the imagination of young and old alike. Simple steps transition into plays, dances and miniature stories, so alive and magical, that it is not surprising to see the world running on the foot soles.
It's just a question of freedom of thought and imagination.
Information on the Artists
3 Hasen Oben's website: http://www.3hasenoben.de/