faza REM phase

faza REM phase


performing: Pawel Chomczyk, Lucja Grzeszczyk, Michal Jarmoszuk, Samira Lehmann, Dagmara Sowa, Stefan Wenzel

live-Music: Charlotte Wilde

grafik: Robert Voss

assistance: Katharina Muschiol

direction, puppets & stage: Michael Vogel


Once upon a time, I Chuang Tzu dreamt I was a butterfly, fluttering hither and thither, to all intents and purposes a butterfly. I was conscious only of my happiness as a butterfly, unaware that I was Chuang Tzu. Soon I awaked, and there I was, veritably myself again. Now I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly, dreaming I am a man.


A theatrical dream research by performers from Germany and Poland.


Sleep and dream are the motifs for this performance, a world far from the reality in which we are awake, alive and acting. But what is this dreamland? Is it the netherworld, an individual inside space in which our brain fools us, another reality? Which musical, sculptoral, graphic or theatrical means can we use to get inside the dreams?


After the success of Krabat, REM is another production of Figurentheater Wilde & Vogel and (Germany) and Grupa Coincidentia (Poland), joined by two young actors from the Bialystok Puppet Theater, two graduates of the puppetry at the State College of Music and Performing Arts in Stuttgart - Lehmann & Wenzel - and graphic artist Robert Voss.


"Do not you have any dreams, wild or gentle, between two hard days? And do not you know by accident, why sometimes an old fairy tale, a short song, even just the beat of the song, easily penetrates the hearts to which we beat with bleeding fists?" Anna Seghers






A production of Figurentheater Wilde & Vogel (Leipzig, Stuttgart DE) with Grupa Coincidentia (Białystok, PL), co-produced by BTL Białystok, FITZ! Stuttgart and Lindenfels Westfluegel Leipzig.

The project was supported by: City of Leipzig, Kulturstiftung Freistaat Sachsen, Fonds darstellende Kuenste, the program Szenenwechsel of Robert Bosch Stiftung with International Theatre Institut, City of Białystok, Region Podlasie, Cultural Ministery Warsaw "Mloda Polska".