Jan Jedenak – Theater figuraler Formen (DE)
A hole – bottomless. It leads down into the shallows of the human psyche, past various faces of grief. Down into a void that devours, a void from which springs what was thought lost. A coming to terms with human disturbance that opens the abyss to the uncanny. A narrative between the consciousness and the unconsciousness about the void within us. A step into nothingness to enter into resonance with emptiness.
Shallow is a janus word, a word with contradictory meanings: On the one hand, it denotes a shallow place in a body of water, with the danger of running aground; on the other hand, it stands for great depth, with the danger of drowning. That shallow and enormous depth can nevertheless exist at the same time is shown by Jan Jedenak in his new solo. Staged only by a spotlight, he disappears again and again into the darkness – attracted by the black hole in front of him, threatening to sink into it and yet also repelled by it.
Jan Jedenak studied Figurentheater at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Stuttgart. In 2015, he presented “Séance” in Erlangen as part of the Junges Forum, which won the Fritz Wortelmann Prize in the same year. In 2017 he showed “Trickster – Fang mich, wenn du kannst!” (Trickster – Catch me if you can!).
Note: Strobe effects are used during the performance.