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The Show Must Not Go On | Katja Wachter

5. Okt. 2023

"There's no business like show business..." and what becomes evident when looking behind the glittering facade?
Outdated working conditions and partly questionable, clichéd content. Based on interviews with musical performers,
their experiences of everyday work life are palpable, which consists of a lot of external control.
It allows a glimpse into a new generation that hopes for a renewal within their field: 'Let's open up new spaces.
There is so much creative potential, but it's not being demanded.'From 05 to 08 October at the schwere reiter.

The performance 'The Show Must Not Go On' is conceived as a refusal to conform to the usual show format, deconstructing common (role) images and aesthetic effects of musicals. Through song, dance, and text, the personal experiences are interpreted in a sober-minimalistic or even satirical manner, contrasting with the typical musical aesthetics. By combining contemporary dance and performance with musical elements, it creates a crossover that consistently undermines the familiar.

Concept/Choreography: Katja Wachter

Performance/Creation: Anna Angelini, Wolfram Föppl, Danai Simantiri

Music/Composition: Hardy Punzel

Dramaturgy: Alina Tammaro

Costume design: Lara Hohmann

Lighting Design: Corey D. Cascio

Project management: Merle Kondschak / Clara Hannae Tolle

PR: Beate Zeller

schwere reiter

dance theater music

Dachauer Str. 114a

80636 Munich

Tickets: 20,- / 12,- red


World premiere: Thursday, October 5, 2023, 8.30 pm, schwere reiter

further performances: October 6 + 7, 8:30 pm

Attention: The last performance on Sunday, October 8 starts already at 6 pm

This project is sponsored by the Cultural Department of the City of Munich and made possible by the Bavarian State Association for Contemporary Dance (BLZT) with funds from the Bavarian State Ministry for Science and the Arts.

Katja Wachter is a member of Tanztendenz München e.V.

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