Header Image Jagd. Kampf. Rausch

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Staatstheater Braunschweig/Reinhild Hoffmann:
Jagd. Kampf. Rausch

This is the second work by Reinhild Hoffmann which was restaged as part of TANZFONDS ERBE. In 2012, Theater Bielefeld presented Hoffmann’s choreography Auch. 2016 Staatstheater Braunschweig was taking a look at Zeche Eins, which was premiered in Bochum in 1991, and performed it under the new title Jagd. Kampf. Rausch.

In Zeche Eins, Hoffmann explores archaic rituals and mythological themes in an attempt to get closer to the origins of our western culture, and is particularly interested in the significance of dance in hunting, fighting and frenzy rituals.

The piece marked a clear break in Hoffman’s creative output. At the start of the 1990s, she decided to abandon her entire repertoire to date, as well as the touring associated with it, and instead began looking at ancient material. The pieces that followed were marked by a radically reduced décor and design vocabulary.


Choreography – Reinhild Hoffmann
Stage – Johannes Schütz
Costumes – Andrea Schmidt-Futterer
Lighting – Matthias Lebe
Music – Elena Kats-Chernin
Dramaturgy – Diether Schlicker
Choreographic assistants – Remo Rostagno, Susan Barnett and Susan McDonald

With – Alice Baccile, Bettina Bölkow, Cecilia Castellari, Pauline De Laet, Brendon Feeney, Yuri Fortini, Alice Gaspari, Joshua Haines, Tiago Manquinho, Wessel Oostrum, Mara Sauskat, Nao Tokuhashi, Adrian J. Wanliss and Simon Wiersma

Evening performance director – Susan McDonald
Stage design assistants – Maria Gamsjäger and Christiane Kleiber
Stage management – Juliana Albrecht and Sonja Hornberger


Programme by Staatstheater Braunschweig for Jagd. Kampf. Rausch

R. Hoffmann in a discussion with deufert&plischke

The discussion took place in 2012 as part of the TANZFONDS ERBE-funded restaging of Reinhild Hoffmann's choreography Auch at Theater Bielefeld

Film recording

The film recording shows the performance from 28 January at the Staatstheater Braunschweig

Performance Dates


  • 27 October 2016 | Staatstheater Braunschweig – premiere
  • 04 November 2016 | Staatstheater Braunschweig
  • 13 November 2016 | Staatstheater Braunschweig
  • 22 December 2016 | Staatstheater Braunschweig
  • 28 December 2016 | Staatstheater Braunschweig


  • 08 January 2017 | Staatstheater Braunschweig
  • 12 January 2017 | Staatstheater Braunschweig
  • 21 January 2017 | Staatstheater Braunschweig
  • 01 February 2017 | Staatstheater Braunschweig
  • 10 September 2017 | Staatstheater Braunschweig
  • 15 September 2017 | Staatstheater Braunschweig
  • 8 November 2017 | Staatstheater Braunschweig
  • 10 December 2017 | Staatstheater Braunschweig
  • 16 December 2017 | Staatstheater Braunschweig
  • 22 December 2017 | Staatstheater Braunschweig


  • 5 January 2018 | Staatstheater Braunschweig
  • 14 January 2018 | Staatstheater Braunschweig
  • 27 January 2018 | Staatstheater Braunschweig



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