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HAUCH. Skin without body. Body without voice. Voice without breath. Breath without skin. HAUCH is a walk with clowns who appear as projection surfaces for social anxiety and fear. Composer Juliana Hodkinson, artist Marsha Ginsberg and director Katharina Schmitt follow the clown archetype from an amusing to a frightful figure via an exploration of contemporary post-dystopian and imaginary spaces. Questioning the voice as a fleeing anchor point of identity, HAUCH tickles contemporary social phobias, deserted urban environments and masked identities, confronting the voices of Neue Vocalsolisten with the bodies of dynamic performers remotely from the Hudson River Valley and live in the urban forest of the Tiergarten and rooftop terrace of HKW/Haus der Kulturen der Welt. HAUCH premieres in the framework of the festival The Disappearance of Music. The event on site at HKW was cancelled due to COVID-19, a digital version of the performance is currently under preparation


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A STUDY OF APHASIA, a new project by Katharina Schmitt and composer Michal Rataj, is scheduled to premiere as a piece of music theatre at festival NODO in August 2020 and in September 2020 as a radio play on ČRo Vltava, followed by a broadcast on Czech Television in January 2021


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The binaural radio play THE ADELAIDE CARPENTER MEMORY WING - written and directed by Katharina Schmitt with music by Michal Rataj - will be presented in the framework of the Prague Festival of German Theatre in December 2019 at the Center for Contemporary Art DOX in Prague

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After a succesful premiere at the Munich Biennale in June 2018 EVERYTHING GOES TO PLAN, composed by Ondřej Adámek, libretto written/ directed by Katharina Schmitt, will be opening season 2019/20 at Gare du Nord, Basel and touring to Festival Musica, Strasbourg in October 2019


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The Czech version of the radio play MOLYNEUX's PROBLEM, written and directed by Katharina Schmitt, is nominated for the radio drama award at Grand Prix Nova 2019/Bucharest

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Von der Idee zum Stück. Neue Formen der Musiktheaterproduktion. SRF Feauture on the Munich Biennale and the work on EVERYTHING GOES TO PLAN by Ondřej Adámek and Katharina Schmitt            

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MOLYNEUX's PROBLEM, written and directed by Katharina Schmitt
Performative installation for EIGEN+ART Lab with Jaschka Lämmert & Volker König and music by Michal Rataj. November 1st, 2nd and 3rd 2018 at EIGEN+ART Lab

Staging with Pavlina Štorková & Jakub Gottwald at Studio Hrdinů, premiere on December 11th 2018, further shows throughout season 2018/19 at Studio Hrdinů

Radio play on December 11th, 2018 on ČRo Vltava and on January 11th, 2019 on Deutschlandfunk Kultur



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Interview with Katharina Schmitt about MOLYNEUX's PROBLEM on ČRo Vltava



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The Prague National Theatre has announced more dates for NO MAN, composed by Jiří Kadeřábek, libretto written/ directed by Katharina Schmitt, for season 2018/19: January 6th& 7th and March 18th& 19th, 2019



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EVERYTHING GOES TO PLAN, composed by Ondřej Adámek, libretto written/ directed by Katharina Schmitt, will premiere in June 2018 at the Marstall of the Residenztheater in Munich in the framework of the Munich Biennale


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A ČT 24 TV feature about the staging of Franz Kafka's A REPORT TO AN ACADEMY at Studio Hrdinů, adapted and directed by Katharina Schmitt and scheduled to premiere in February 2018 in Prague




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NO MAN, composed by Jiří Kadeřábek, libretto written/ directed by Katharina Schmitt, will premiere at the Opera of the Prague National Theatre in March 2017 with shows planned throughout season 2017/18 and a tour to Theater Bremen in Autumn 2017



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György Ligeti's operas AVENTURES & NOUVELLES AVENTURES, conducted by Petr Kotík and directed by Katharina Schmitt, premiere in June 2016 at NODO Festival


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Katharina Schmitt's staging of NOT I by Samuel Beckett premieres in March 2014 at the Fairtrade Palace in Prague in coproduction with Studio Hrdinů 



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