songs of absence (Anna Konjetzky & Co) | world premiere Oct 31, 2023

songs of absence (Anna Konjetzky & Co) | world premiere Oct 31, 2023

World premiere as part of the Spielart Festival 2023.

“Songs” and “absence,” the two main words in the title, constitute both the content and program for this work. “Absence” looks from a feminist perspective at the things that are missing, not visible, disappear into the interstices, want to be spoken or not, and questions whether absences are ‘merely’ an unwillingness or inability to see. “Songs” refers to a formal engagement, both with the song form and album structure itself, as well as, in the long term, with the performance structure that can move between individual songs and the complete album. It is about the composition, the physical, sonorous, spatial composition of an evening that functions like a polyphonic parkour: multi-voiced – polyphonic, an autonomy and independence of voices.

Thus emerges a songbook, an album, a collection, an archive that attempts to make the absent visible, to name it, to create a homage to the forgotten, the suppressed.


Choreography, Artistic Direction & Stage Anna Konjetzky Co-Creation & Dance Sahra Huby | Amie Jammeh | Sotiria Koutsopetrou | Jin Lee | Quindell Orton | Martha Pasakopoulo | Hannah Schillinger Music Sergej Maingardt Costume Design Dimosthenis Klimenof Video Design Ann Slote Lighting Ramona Lehnert Production Management Elsa Büsing

Production & Realisation

Production Anna Konjetzky & Co Co-production ARGEkultur Salzburg | Delta Pi Athens With grants from the Cultural Department of the State Capital of Munich | NATIONALE PERFORMANCE NETZ Coproduction Fund for Dance | of the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media | Bayerischer Landesverband für zeitgenössischen Tanz (BLZT) from funds of the Bavarian State Ministry for Science and Art | the Cultural Foundation of the Munich Stadtsparkasse With friendly support lent by Tanztendenz München e.V.

Photo credit: (c) Anna Konjetzky