The Waiting Room at Tanznacht
25/12/2012

For this iteration of The Waiting Room hosted at Tanznacht festival we will invite people from outside the dance scene and give them full carte blanche on the experiences they can create during the four hours we have at the festival.

The audience will be invited to experience unexpected one-on-one encounters, be interviewed, be driven around in a car around Wedding, inscribe for a new religion, give up their old one, make out in a cozy dark room, and experience all the different ways one can wait with interest and pleasure.

Please, come between 16.00 and 20.00 so that you have time to experience all the rooms!

Buy the tickets online through Reservix or
at HAU 2 ticket office

More information and photos on Tanznacht website

What is Going to Happen?

A waiting room. A long row of chairs. Reception. Forms, applications, questionnaires. You take a place, waiting for your turn. Your name is called and you knock on the door. Behind the door is your interview partner. It may be a clerk, a supervisor, an interview, a counsellor – you never know what to expect.

The Waiting Room opens space for encounters between strangers and it plays with the social rules of curiosity and interest, everyday behaviour and communication. You always come back to where you started: the waiting room, which itself becomes the space for mixing up the impressions and suspending the patterns.

Ein Wartezimmer. Eine lange Reihe von Stühlen. Ein Empfang. Formulare, Anträge, Fragebögen. Man nimmt Platz, wartet, bis man an der Reihe ist. Dann wird man aufgerufen, und man klopft an eine der Türen. Dahinter erwartet der Gesprächspartner bereits seinen Gast. Man ist nun dran beim Sachbearbeiter oder Vorgesetzten, beim Interviewer oder Berater, beim Gastgeber oder Bittsteller, ohne zu wissen, was einen erwartet.

“The Waiting Room” öffnet Räume für Begegnungen zwischen Fremden und spielt mit den darin aufblitzenden sozialen Regeln von Neugierde und Interesse, von Austauschen und Täuschen, von Verhalten und Verhandeln. Am Ende kehrt man immer wieder in dorthin zurück, wo alles seinen Ausgang genommen hat: im Wartezimmer. Bringen Sie daher etwas Zeit mit, bis es heißt: Der Nächste bitte!

Your Hosts


Daniel Almgren

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With a background in sport he moved on to study classical theatre both in theory and practice and worked as ...


Agata Siniarska

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A women in love, widow, experimentator, inventor, mystic, vixen, revolutionist, finally dead corpse, virus and insect. agatasiniarska.blogspot.com


Peter Stamer

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Peter Stamer works as director, performer, mentor and curator in the field of contemporary theatre and performance. peterstamer.com


Clement Layes

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Choreographer and performer. Art lover. www.publicinprivate.com


Dmitry Paranyushkin

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