born in 1983, is the younger part of the Theatre. He started his Compagnionship in 2017. Ever since then he plays “the story with mice” for children and shares “Light and shadow – the history of the worldheritage city with me.
born in 1954 and founder of the “Theatre of shadows”. Many people have been companions on my “way of shadow and light”, some of them for a long time. They are acknowledged here with gratitude and in friendship:
whose imperturbable patience helped to create posters and flyers of good quality.
with his fine ear who takes care of the sound track of my productions.
Sonja Krebs and Marco Schott
who know how to capture the beauty of shadow and light with their camera.
Therese Thomaschke, Madeleine Giese and Joachim Torbahn
who help to turn my ideas into stories that may be acted out on the stage.
( Since 2021 December Joachim can not be longer with us. Such a great loss for all of us!)
And of course:
my wife, whose clear and incorruptible intelligence and emotion acts like a compass on my way,
my son Matthis, who was willing to take on the challenges of this website
and my friends Lutz, Michael and Harald, helpful jacks-of-all-trades.
|since 2016||Projections with optical lenses
Atmospheric images and shadows
2015 “Mattis gift”
|since 2013||Development of light painting|
|since 2012||Movements towards “light art”:
working with single objects which are projected onto the screen with various illuminants and are moved as an image; working with symmetry, duplication, multiplication and distortion as fundamentals of the choreographic use of light2012 “Dot, comma, line”
LEDs and geometric shapes
2011 “Star gazer”
|since 2010||Reserches among the refractions of light with LED and Laser
2009 “Emil and the detectives”
|since 2009||Developing different techniques in the field of LED, developing a compatible light system with LED and Halogen|
|since 2008||Twice a year basic and advanced workshops with techniques of modern shadow theatre
2007 “The Secret of the Angels”
|since 2007||Developing a lighting system that incorporates every potential dramaturgic option (long shot/background, detail, aperture, reflection, etc.)
2006 “17 Phrases on Light”
2005 “One night when it was cold …”
|since 2005||Special play “Light and Shadow in Bamberg” in St. Catherine’s Chapel in the Alte Hofhaltung on the Cathedral Place in Bamberg
2004 “Light and Shadows in Bamberg”
2002 “Coeur des choses”
|since 2002||Light refinement: reflection, refraction and diffraction as features of light useful for image creation
2001 “Peter and the Wolf”, based on S. Prokofieff,
2000 “The White Wolf”, based on Paul Maar,
1999 “Treasure Island”, based on R.L. Stevenson,
1998 “Curse of the black fish”, State Theatre of Windhoek, Namibia,
1997 “The King and I”, shadow play in a cloistered courtyard, Feuchtwangen,
1997 “Josa with the magic fiddle”, based on Janosch,
1996 “The Christmas Story”
|since 1995||Developing various techniques of playing with halogen lighting
1994 “Spaghetti, Spaghetti”
|since 1994||Working with spotlights, developing modes of playing with shadows in space: guided light and moving figures, two- and three-dimensional images, drama, choreographies of light, various screens
1992 “Tilli and Frederik”, based on Leo Leonni
|1986 – 94||Decomposing the light into colours (polarisation), working with overhead projectors and extremely bright light sources, developing open modes of playing in front of the screen, using small figures with diverse mechanisms.|
|since 1985||ouring with the shadow theatre in Europe, guest performances at international festivals of puppet theatre
1985 “The Pied Piper of Hamelin
|1984 – 86||Working with natural light sources, correlating light intensity and acuity of shadows, traditional Asiatic shadow play behind the screen.|