china-hair-connection Beijing-Cologne

Interdisciplinary performance project from the cycle HAIR
by Angie Hiesl and Roland Kaiser
with Chinese and European performers

With this production Angie Hiesl and Roland Kaiser are treading intercultural paths between Germany and China. This interdisciplinary performance project illuminates facets of everyday culture in China and Europe with a special focus on HAIR. In doing so various aspects of both cultures, including fairy tales and myths, fashion and zeitgeist, politics and economy as well as religion and society, are being artistically dealt with.

By means of artistic interventions the project identifies interfaces between public and private spheres, creating associations and emotions that range from revulsion, disgust and pain on the one hand to attraction, passion and obsession on the other hand.  

The project was produced in Cologne and Beijing and realized with European and Chinese performers in both cities and each time in public and private urban space.


»Our globalized present – for the performance duo Hiesl-Kaiser it is a time- and spaceless fairy-tale wonderland«
china-hair-connection Beijing-Cologne / Cologne 2008 / Deutschlandfunk / Nicole Strecker

»Angie Hiesl is a master in drawing attention and making the unappreciated, the ugliness shine in riddles and beauty. Until the point of total confusion she transfers the every-day into art«
china-hair-connection Beijing-Cologne / Cologne 2008 / Die Deutsche Bühne / 10 / Dorothea Marcus

Premiere: Cologne, 2008
Further performances in: Beijing (CHN)
Project partners: Living Dance Studio Beijing, Goethe-Institute China, Borneoco
Supported by: Federal Cultural Foundation, Arts Foundation North Rhine-Westphalia, State of North Rhine-Westphalia, Cologne City Council, Goethe-Institute China

china-hair-connection, Cologne & Beijing, 2008: