Terror Vacui

Someone: "What do we know, after all?

We're on this planet and we know we'll die soon. We know that we have to get along with the others,

that we have to be a bit sociable. And then there are those who lead us, or rather who think they lead us. But I don't think so.

I lead myself. In any case, I'm the one breathing on my own.

I can even tell myself not to breathe. That's how much I am in charge.

On the other hand, those other people, their governments, their rules and all that, I don't like their interference. Anyway,

all they think about is money. And if they're not thinking about money, they're thinking about power.

But the power is in myself. Inside me. And if you believe anything else, well,

you're mistaken, you're wrong, you haven't understood a thing.

Listen to me, I'll explain the system to you.

We're going to fill the void in your head a bit. I know things. I've got it all figured out."



Lea Pischke - codices discendi


Choreography: Lea Pischke in cooperation with the dancers
Dance: Kauri Sorvari, Dominik Feistmantl, Antonio Carta, Lea Pischke
Dancer & apnea coach in rehearsal process: Natalia Wilk
Sound design: Lea Pischke
Cooperation on sound design: Evguenyi Lebedev / Yeve
Light design: Lea Pischke, Yoann Schutze
Dramaturgical assistance: Marie Yan, Alice Döhmann-Rohwold
Costume design: Isabella Schuh / TextileLab.Berlin
Production: Cultopia


Coproduction & Support:

The initial research was made possible by a scholarship from the Fonds Darstellende Künste (Foundation for Performing Arts Germany) with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner
for Culture and Media within the programme NEUSTART KULTUR as well as by a Dis-Tanz Solo scholarship funded by the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media as
part of the NEUSTART KULTUR initiative, the DIS-TANZEN support programme run by Dachverband Tanz Deutschland (the umbrella organisation for dance in Germany).
The team's travel was supported by a travel grant from the Berlin Senate - Chancellery for Culture and Social Cohesion.


Coproduced by Scène Découvertes Danse / Le Croiseur, Lyon.


The production was carried out by the organisation Association Harakat, Lyon.



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