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The cultural history of gFish that Changed the Worldh
as an installation-based multi-media fairy-tale performance series

>> Short Documentation of Fish-Tales(trio version)

Premiere Trio Version: March 2010, at Sophiensaele, Berlin

Solo version Premiere: August 6th and 7th 2009, at Stromereien Festival, Zurich

Artistic director / media art: Hiroko Tanahashi
Performers, text, choreography: Alexander Schroeder, Beatrice Fleischlin, Martin Clausen
Co-artistic director / dramaturge: Max Schumacher
Sound art / music: Sibin Vassilev
Media programming: Yoann Trellu
Costume design: Marion Reddmann, Luzia Fleischlin
Technical director: Fabian Bleisch
Production management: Mario Stumpfe

Production partners for development phase:
Solyst Artist in Residency, Denmark (Residency in 2008)
Tokyo Wonder Site, Japan (Residency in 2009)
NES Skagastroend, Iceland (Residency in 2009)

Confirmed production and presentation partners for solo version:
Stromereien Performance Festival, Zurich (2009)
Dock 11 Berlin (2009)
Fonds Darstellende Kuenste (2009)

Production and presentation partners for trio version:
Senatskanzlei fuer Kultur beim Regierenden Buergermeister / Berlin State Council for the Arts
Fonds Darstellende Kuenste (2009)
Sophiensaele Berlin (2010)

Intended touring:
Intended touring includes mainly harbor cities / maritime places in Europe, the US and Asia, among them of course the countries of the initial research (Denmark, Iceland, Japan). Other places of interest are cities with high fish consumption | often financial hubs with a high density of Japanese restaurants.

Fish, identity and globalization

" Fish-Talesg is a series of performance-projects that deal with the same topic: fish. Several stories are told, either by one fish (?The Only Tunag) or three (trio-version, March 2010). The performance series started with a site-specific solo in the river Limmat, ZuNrich (commissioned by the Stromereien Festival 2009). There are plans to continue the work in ponds, lakes and rivers in several countries. In all versions, post theater collaborated very closely with the performing artists Beatrice Fleischlin (tuna), Martin Clausen (Herring) and Alexander SchroNder (Cod). They not only perform, act, dance, but have created their own choreography and play text according to the guidelines / concept provided by post theater. All three find their individual approaches to the topic | and very different artistic languages. All performers perform their own type of fish. All three share their role as globally traded commodity and the fact that they are important to the cultural and culinary identity for some people. Since the thematic complex of fish between overfishing, ecology, economy and the kitchen is so rich, post theater has decided to create several independent performances. The audience is invited to follow post theaterfs journey to various sub-themes and topics all over the maritime world. In all gtalesh, post theater weaves facts and fiction from unusual perspectives, mostly from the ones of fish. Rather than environmental activism or culinary delights post theater offers both in a disturbing mix. Consequently, each performance ends with a form of dining with the performers and fish | which of course is from a sustainable source.

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