Why change?
Are you not ok with how things are?



photo: Sjoerd Derine


photo: Sjoerd Derine

photo: Rainer Deutschmann

photo: Sjoerd Derine

photo: Sjoerd Derine


photo: Sjoerd Derine

In their new piece Coralie Merle (dance), Jasiek Mischke (spoken word) and Mark Christoph Klee (dance) negotiate how they deal with social and personal, voluntary and forced change. The fashion designers Guusje de Bruin and Sarah Kerbosch are developing a large panel of fabric that, lying down, hanging and hovering overhead, not only transforms the stage, but also the bodies of the three performers again and again. Like connective tissue, the fabric creates a resilient yet fluid structure in which the audience and the trio hang out together. The artists explore the relationship between comfort and activism, and in doing so, they also reach the limits of self-metamorphosis.



03.09.     Sharing (E-Mail for invitation) Theaterwerkstatt Pilkentafel Flensburg

21.10.     Theaterwerkstatt Pilkentafel Flensburg

22.10.     Theaterwerkstatt Pilkentafel Flensburg

23.10.     Theaterwerkstatt Pilkentafel Flensburg

29.10.     Theater im Werftpark Kiel

30.10.     Theater im Werftpark Kiel

01.11.     Theater in der Stadthalle Neumünster

02.11.     Theater in der Stadthalle Neumünster


Coralie Merle, Jasiek Mischke, Mark Christoph Klee

Stage design & costume

Guusje de Bruin & Sarah Kerbosch


Charlotte Mathiessen

Light design & technical management 

Manuel Melzer


Ashley Wright

Sjoerd Derine


Káschem Büro mit Nina Massow und Insa Kühlcke-Schmoldt

"Why change?" is a production of Merle | Mischke | Klee GbR and was co-produced by the Pilkentafel Flensburg. Rehearsal residencies were made possible by Dampfzentrale Bern (CH) and TILT (NL). The project is funded by the Ministry for Education, Science and Culture Schleswig-Holstein and the Performing Arts Fund with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media. The creation of the set was made possible by Creative Industries Fund NL.

Almost all fabrics used in "Why change?" are recycled or come from the discarded material of flag, sail or parachute manufacturers who support the project as sponsors: Intervlag, Veluwse Vlaggenindustrie, Hanse Sails, Humanoid, among others.

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