Follow the Yarn

A theatre project by HELIOS THEATER for people from 2 years +

The clatter of knitting needles, big piles of wool which shape into singular, delicate figures and dissolve again, the performers who snuggle up in warming scarves and cosy bonnets…

In the HELIOS production “Follow the Yarn” directed by Barbara Kölling for everyone aged 2 + the performers Helena Aljona Kühn, Anna-Sophia Zimniak and Michael Lurse are following the wool’s track. The textile’s qualities are getting examined: wool is cosy, scratchy, warming, fine or coarse, tidily wrapped or untidily entangled - and a sociable fabric. For centuries mostly women were sitting together and knitted wool while chatting about love, life and rumours. The musician Roman D. Metzner creates a matching soundscape by interweaving the sounds of clattering knitting needles, murmuring voices and rhythmical instruments. 

Premiere: May 2013

ENSEMBLE

Direction: Barbara Kölling
Performance: Helena Aljona Kühn, Anna-Sophia Zimniak, Michael Lurse
Composition: Roman D. Metzner
Scenography: Michael Lurse
Theatre Pedagogy: Matthias Damberg
Photos: Walter G. Breuer

TECHNIQUE

Stage Size: mind. 5 m x 5 m
Height: 3 m
Assembly Time: 4 hours
Duration: approx. 30 Min.
Maximum 70 people
Maximum 2 performances a day.