Hanna Launikovich

all the moves
we make in the dark


OUTNOW! Theater Bremen
Venue: Kleines Haus, Theater Bremen

Duration: 60 Minuten
Afterwards dismantling and exchange with the audience

Joint price system: 7 / 10 / 14 € (free choice)
Culture semester ticket: free of charge (available 7 days before performance date)

Tickets can be purchased online and at the Theater Bremen box office (Mon - Fri: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sat: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.).
Evening box office from 30 minutes before the start of the event.

The performance lasts about 60 minutes without intermission.
German spoken language is used.

There are intense lighting effects and rapid light changes, as well as fog effects. There are loud and sudden music cues.

Content note: Sexism is thematized.

The audience area in the grandstand is seated. The Kleines Haus has barrier-free access and handicapped-accessible restrooms. Four wheelchair spaces with companion seating are available.

Further information on accessibility at Theater Bremen can be found here ↗.

When the audience enters the hall and takes a seat, they are already there. After all, they have set up and prepared everything we will now see. They inconspicuously guide the events on stage, with the sparse lighting of their control panels hiding their routine actions. They wait in the dark and are at the ready in case of an emergency, should the stage suddenly go up in flames. But perhaps they were the ones who threw the matches. Maybe they too wanted to finally step up to the stage in the flickering light of the fire that leaves the dust behind that calls itself theater.

In the frame of their production, Hanni&Anni shed light on the non-cis-male technicians in the theater. Together with Awa Winkel, Fynn Schroer and Nina Koempel, they humorously show alternatives to the prevailing male gesture of making and explaining in this professional field. »all the moves we make in the dark« is about visibilities and resistances, about work in and on the theater—and about the disastrous effects that spotlights can have if they make themselves autonomous.

Afterwards, dismantling and discussion with the audience.
When the performance is over, the actual work begins for the technicians. For the stage set must be dismantled and the many cables that Hanni&Anni use for their performance have to be wound up. Cleaning up together with the audience provides the frame for talking about work at the theater and about recognition: for half an hour, before the next set-up begins.

Performing person with sunglasses on
Hanna Launikovich

Hanni&Anni deal with the relationship between work and recognition at the theater. While studying at the University of Hildesheim, they discovered their shared interest in the staging of technology: »all the moves we make in the dark« is their second production.


A production by: Hanni&Anni
Concept and performance: Hannah Brown and Anne Küper
Interviews and scenic collaboration : Awa Winkel, Fynn Schroer, Nina Koempel
Dramaturgical advice : Nina Koempel

Supported by the Cultural Office of the City of Frankfurt am Main, Erhard Friedrich Stiftung, Friedrich Weinhagen Stiftung, Heinrich Dammann Stiftung, Kulturförderung der Sparkasse Hildesheim, City of Hildesheim, Cultural Office of the City of Gießen