The empathic body vol. 3

In the third and last part of the series THE EMPATHIC BODY , Silke Z. and die metabolisten put themselves and their audience to the test: they explore the limits of empathy and throw themselves into absurd situations on stage, which resembles an arena.

Sound designer Sarah Procissi and songwriter Nikolaj Grunwald push the performers into an extreme display of their supposed individuality and uniqueness. What at the beginning seems like a “normal” casting show, disassembles itself in the course of time and at the same time pushes the machinery of show business to the extreme.

Die metabolisten challenge the audience to leave their comfort zone of anonymity and present them with a choice over and over again – it’s YOUR CHOICE!


Thu 17.11.22 | 8 pm | PREMIERE
Fri 18.11.22 | 8 pm
Sat 19.11.22 | 8 pm
Sun 20.11.22 | 4 pm
Wed 11.01.23 | 10 am
Thu 12.01.23 | 10 am


Artistic direction + choreography: Silke Z.
Concept: Silke Z., André Zimmermann, Hanna Held
Moderation: Caroline Simon, Hanna Held
Dance: Meike Kattwinkel, Bettina Muckenhaupt, David Winking, Dennis Schmitz, Hartmut Misgeld, Jimin Seo, Manuel Kisters, Vivien Kovarbasic, Daniela Riebesam
Sound design: Sarah ProcessI, Nikolaj Grunwald
Lighting design: Garlef Keslser
Production management: Charlotte Brune
Sound engineering: Beppo Leichenich
Video animation: Beni von Alemann
Dramaturgy: Lilith Giles
Guest choreography: Laurynas Žakevičius, Airida Gudaitė
Management: Hanna Held
Organization: Anna Boldt
Administration: Carina Graf
Press relations: Kerstin Rosemann
Photo and graphics: Stefan Henaku
Video documentation: Barbara Schröer

Thanks to: neues lernen e.V., Nachtigall Club, Compact Records.

Supported by: Cultural Office of the City of Cologne, Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, process support of the Performing Arts Fund with funds from Neustart Kultur

In cooperation with: ehrenfeldstudios e.V., Fokus Tanz e.V., Junges Schauspielhaus Bochum, Albertus Magnus Gymnasium Cologne


No upcoming dates.


Sliding Scale 8-20 euros


DURATION  60 min.