staubkinder | TESZT 2024

This creation by cie. toula limnaios is inspired by the music of Gustav Mahler and is dedicated to the children of dust that we are. They are deeply embedded in our individual and universal memories. In »staubkinder« (children of dust) we let ourselves be carried away into an absurd and confusing world. A world similar to ours, with the critical aspects of the present, today’s complexity and this uncertain space called future. The children of dust are looking for a hold – the ground on which their feet stand is foreign to them. Disturbing and poetic at the same time... »There is a painting by Paul Klee called ›angelus novus‹. It depicts an angel who looks as if he is about to move away from something he is staring at. [...] He would probably like to linger, wake the dead and put together what has been shattered. But a storm is blowing from paradise, caught in his wings and so strong that the angel can no longer close them. This storm drives him inexorably towards the future, to which he turns his back, while the heap of ruins before him grows towards heaven. That which we call progress is this storm.

«(Walter Benjamin, »On the concept of history«)


Concept, choreography: Toula Limnaios

Music: Gustav Mahler

Dance, creation: Daniel Afonso, Francesca Bedin, Laura Beschi, Félix Deepen, Karolina Kardasz, Enno Kleinehanding, Amandine Lamouroux, Hironori Sugata 

Technical director, lighting design: Felix Grimm

Space, costumes: Antonia Limnaios, Toula Limnaios

Lighting, stage technics: Domenik Engemann

Public Relations: Sarah Böhmer

Touring, cooperations: Marie Schmieder

Distribution: FAUVES – agency for the performing arts

The cie. toula limnaios is supported by the Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion, Berlin.


Age restrictions: no age restriction 

Running time: 1 h

Nonverbal performance

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TESZT 2024

TESZT 2024