Haus, Kein Haus

Our everyday life is increasingly defined by mobility. We are constantly in motion: In HAUS, KEIN HAUS, choreographer Antje Velsinger follows the trail of our restless mobility together with visual artist Janina Arendt, sound artist Katharina Kellermann and the performer Maya Weinberg. Together, they make the interesting discovery that movement and standstill are no longer contradictory terms. Through the Internet, we are more and more able to experience communication and activity without moving. Velsinger’s theatrical laboratory combines everyday objects, human bodies, sounds and video projections into movement machinery and uses them to explore various sets of questions. What moves us? When do we move something, when are we moved by something? And what role can the act of staying put play?


Poetic images that fire the imagination.

Antje Velsinger premiered her piece “Haus, Kein Haus” at Kampnagel. (…) Together with her team, she creates a place where the arts intertwine and the senses begin to dance. (…) Velsinger’s curious gaze and the smile that always plays around her lips suggest that she is constantly surprising herself, always rediscovering the movement lurking everywhere. This is what makes the performance of this clear analyst, who studied Applied Theater Studies in Giessen and has been a member of the graduate college Performing Citizenship in Hamburg since January, so incredibly lively. (…) Velsinger and Weinberg create images of very distinct sensuality and poetry in a constant reinterpretation of material and movement.

Hamburger Abendblatt, Mar 16, 2015

Elegant and enigmatic

Velsinger’s new production HAUS, KEIN HAUS falls into that category of works one watches and attends with pleasure and excitement, without being able to put them into any kind of terms. (…) Ambiguity seems to be the principle. And yet everything is characterized by elegance, economy, and persistent preoccupation with the phenomena. This does not make decoding any easier, so that the paths of thought and images seem labyrinthine and secret. Whether the mysteriousness is well-calculated or simply misunderstood – it pleases.

Neue Frankfurter Presse, Mar 10, 2015



Choreography: Antje Velsinger * Performance: Antje Velsinger, Maya Weinberg * Stage/Video: Janina Arendt * Sound: Katharina Kellermann * Lightdesign: Henning Eggers * Costume: Kristin Gerwien * Artistic research: Janina Arendt, Katharina Kellermann, Antje Velsinger * Dramaturgical advice: Igor Dobricic, Matthias Quabbe * Artistic advice: Thomas Demand * Production manager: Jana Marscheider * Coproduction: Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, K3 – Zentrum für Choreographie I Tanzplan Hamburg * Production: K3 / Tanzplan Hamburg, Antje Velsinger * Funded by: cultural office of the city of Frankfurt, Kunststiftung NRW, Ministry for family, children, youth, culture and sports of NRW; NRW Landesbüro freie Kultur; cultural office of the city of Cologne; Hamburgische Kulturstiftung.