FLeXiBLe RuLe

Rules. They are everywhere, in school , at home, on the street, in your head.

Rules give clarity, they divide right from wrong, good from bad, high from low, full from empty, in from out. But where exactly can you find this rules? Where do they begin and end? Can you measure them? And how far can you bent a rule before it breaks?

Youngsters from the Erich-Kästner-Schule, Darmstadt-Kranichstein investigate the unwritten rules in the spaces of Centralstation in Darmstadt and in everyone’s body. Looking at how rules help us to work and life together, have fun, build things and … what happens if rules become flexible.

Project guidance: Jasper Džuki Jelen and Mojra Vogelnik Škerlj (The100Hands, NL) and Marielle Amsbeck (D).
Partners: Kulturfreunde Centralstation e.V., Erich-Kästner-Schule Darmstadt-Kranichstein, Theater Moller Haus Darmstadt, Starke Stücke Festival Rhein-Main.

The100Hands are an upcoming dance company from The Netherlands creating physical dance performances, with surprising use of locations and interaction. In their works dancers, public and space join into meeting, a conversation without words. The100Hands perform, create and teach throughout Europe and speak to audiences of very diverse ages and backgrounds.

Marielle Amsbeck is a young artist from Darmstadt. She studied theaterpedagogy and is currently doing her Masters in Theatrestudies in Berlin. She is part of the artistic label workforceproductions. She has worked in the Rhein-Main-Area as theaterpedagogue, performerand choreographer among others for Grenztänz* e.V., Festival Starke Stücke, Theater Lakritz and Theater Transit.