The way

The way


In the 7 years that I lived in Berlin, I created the below-listed performances. They are short pieces (15-20 minutes), with the exception of The Swinging Door and Cassandra. I call them theater-haiku, since, like haiku poems, they don't tell a story or develop a theme in full length, but they point to something through the power of rhythm, movement, colour, physical sensations. The text, though still very important to me, is not in the foreground. I try to convey its content  by means of associations, leaving the spectator free to decipher, (re)interpret it according to his/her own sensibility.  

The short form is also due to the occasions in which I performed these pieces, either during events organized by PracticalWorks, or at Open Mics in small venues hidden in dark Berlin districts. In both cases I shared the time with other performers. 

Anyway, I was following an idea, a Leitfaden. If you want to know more about it, you can read  here.

Liebe Pritti

created and performed by Anna

Text by Anna

with extracts from Rainer Maria Rilke's Die Aufzeichnungen des Malte Laurids Brigge

directed by Peter Rose in 2010 in Berlin, Gelber Raum

Wirklichkeit und Realität

created and performed by Anna

Text from Alessandro Baricco's Die Legende des Pianist auf dem Ozean with extracts from Thomas Mann's Der Zauberberg


directed by Peter Rose in 2011 in Berlin, Unzeit Studio

during   Practical Works´ Circle of Friends 2012

    Practical Works´ Circle of Friends Benefit - Photo by Martyna Bec


created and performed by Anna
Text from Dacia Maraini's Camille, with extracts from Camille Claudel's Letters

directed by Peter Rose in 2012 in Berlin, Mica Moca

Practical Works´ On the Road to Active Culture - Video by Sarah Feddersen

Der Zug hat gepfiffen 

created and performed by Anna 

Text: Luigi Pirandello

The Swinging Door

created and performed by Peter Rose and Anna

Text: Gottfried von Strassburg - Tristan, T.S. Eliot – The Hollow Men, Dante Alighieri – La Divina Commedia, Inferno, Canto 3, Virgil – Aeneis, IV Book, Wolfram von Eschenbach – Parsifal, T.S. Eliot – Four  Quartets, John Keats – Bright Star, Teocritus – Die Zauberin, James Joyce – Finnegans Wake, Ingeborg Bachman – Undine geht.
directed by Peter Rose in 2012-14 in Berlin, Gelber Raum, K77 Studio, and in Wroclaw (Poland) at the Grotowski Institute.

    The Grotowski Institute - Video by Volkmar Hedicke