Wismut: A Nuclear Choir
Collaboration with Jule Flierl
Multidisciplinary Dance Performance
6 Channel Audio
Wismut: A Nuclear Choir (2019) is a collaboration with choreographer and sound-dance artist Jule Flierl. The work is a docu-dance dealing with the former Uranium mines of the Erzgebirge region in East Germany. In handling with historial materials, the piece chooses inhabitation over interpretation: a poem becomes a mutated song, a folk dance becomes a tool for navigating underground spaces. Wismut is interdisciplinary in its nature, involving movement, sound, sculpture and text in its deconstructed environment. 

This project was realized through a year-and-a-half long process involving site visits, interviews, archival visits, field recording and movement research with a team of nine people.
Co-Authors Jule Flierl & Mars Dietz 
Choreography Jule Flierl 
Sound, Installation Mars Dietz 
Nuclear Core Zoë Knights, Zwoisy Mears-Clarke, Cathy Walsh 
Nuclear Choir Gretchen Blegen, Pauline Brun, Mars Dietz, Jule Flierl, Zoë Knights, Zwoisy Mears-Clarke, Luise Meier, Nara Virgens, Cathy Walsh 
Stage Design Pauline Brun 
Light Design Gretchen Blegen 
Costume Design Claudia Hill 
Dramaturgy Luise Meier 
Production Alexandra Wellensiek 
Production Assistance Nara Virgens 

Project financed by the Hauptstadtkulturfonds and die Berliner Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa with coproduction from Residenz Schauspiel Leipzig and Sophiensaele Berlin. 

2019 Premiere: Residenz Leipzig and Sophiensaele Berlin