From the family to the nation, from the church community to the political movement: Collective identities shape who we are, how we think and feel. They regulate who belongs and who doesn’t. They mobilize masses and shape society. Are freely invented, but radically effective.
In Folk Fiction we invent our own folklore as a wild mix of self-portrait and utopia with pomp and poetry, silliness and seriousness, always carried by the throbbing groove of the step.
Folk Fiction is compositionally more complex than our previous pieces: Each of us dances a different version of the choreography, but it all comes together in a moving mosaic, creating images of cohesion and division, group rapture and ritual.
It was through Folk Fiction that we really became a company. In this way, the work on collective identity actually became identity-forming.
Sebastian Weber + Company
Anna Spenn in cooperation with the costume department of Theater Koblenz
Composition and musical direction
Gangbe Brass Band
Josepha Vogel in cooperation with the KBB of Theater Koblenz
Gesa Volland + Sebastian Weber GbR
in partnership with Theater Koblenz
German Federal Cultural Foundation, Fonds Doppelpass