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Sitzen ist eine gute Idee

“What are you standing up for?” is the ever-relevant question that Antje Pfundtner invites us to ask in her solo, which has been touring extensively since 2019.
What does standing up mean for us sitting here in the theater? Is standing up a more powerful, possibly more rebellious act than sitting down?
“Sitting is a good idea” is the third part of a trilogy about melancholy, whose central figure is Albrecht Dürer’s “MELENCOLIA I”: the figure crouching and resting close to the ground, which does not take off despite its wings. Her inactivity shakes the supposed power of standing up. Is she already doing nothing, or has she not even begun to do anything? The solo “Sitzen ist eine gute Idee” (Sitting is a good idea), which takes place in the middle of the audience, focuses on the action potential of this motionlessness and creates space for other options of resistance.

“Let me describe it personally: this piece is my promise. My promise not to give up, my promise to take part in life, to fail, to carry on, to be ashamed, to take my time, to always decide freely whether I will stand up or sit down.” (Antje Pfundtner)


IDEA & CONCEPT: Antje Pfundtner in Gesellschaft

CHOREOGRAPHY: Antje Pfundtner

DANCE: Antje Pfundtner

DRAMATURGY:Anne Kersting

MUSIC: Nikolaus Woernle



COSTUMES: Yvonne Marcour

LIGHTING: Michael Lentner

PRODUCTION & PR: Hannah Melder

Guests in the research process: Christina Ciupke, Cornelia Dörr, Hermann Heisig, Lea Martini, Fabrice Mazliah, Sheena McGrandles, Eva Meyer-Keller, Matthew Rogers, Anna Till, Frank Willens

“Sitzen ist eine gute Idee” is a production by Antje Pfundtner in Gesellschaft in co-production with Kampnagel Hamburg, HELLERAU – European Center for the Arts Dresden and FFT Düsseldorf.
“Sitzen ist eine gute Idee” is funded by the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, Behörde für Kultur und Medien, the Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien and the Kunststiftung NRW. Supported by Probebühne im Gängeviertel.

Supported by the NATIONALE PERFORMANCE NETZ Gastspielförderung Theater, funded by the Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien, as well as the Kultur- and Kunstministerien of the federal states.

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Sitzen ist eine gute Idee

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