Fortune Teller

Quast & Knoblich (DE)

21.00 Thursday 29. October – Dansehallerne


You can drink Mocha after a meal, you can have it with your best friend. You can drink it in order to get energized, because your soul is asking for it, or because you are going through a time of uncertainty and you are looking for answers to questions that seem unsolvable no matter how long you are pondering.

Every being needs a certain amount of care and the soul is no exception. And so Hendrik Quast and Maika Knoblich take it upon themselves to look after its cleanliness and order, picking up what others have left behind.

The traces that the coffee grounds leave behind are transformed into the future by the duo Quast & Knoblich: using the practices and methods of fortune telling, they deduce from the collected coffee grounds what lies in store for the audience and the world.  A chocolate-oracle will be created which presents the past and promises glimpses of a new future.


“Quast & Knoblich can gossip and small talk like no other performance group. I guess it is the theatricalized, uncanny nature of friendship, which we hear and see, when the duo drinks coffee and smokes herbal cigarettes on stage while miming a Tupperware party and reading the future in a small, small cup.”


FORTUNE TELLER is conceived within the frame of a residency at DRECK: EIN APPARAT – a production of the apparatus GbR in co-production with Kampnagel Hamburg andInkonst Malmö and in cooperation with Uferstudios GmbH and drugo more Rijeka. It is co-produced by WORKS AT WORK and Skogen /Gothenburg. Funded by Kulturstiftung des Bundes and Regierender Bürgermeisters von Berlin – Senatskanzlei – Kulturelle Angelegenheiten. In collaboration with Hochschule für Bildende Künste Dresden.

Quast & Knoblich establish »theatrical problems«, and develop situations and site specific happenings and actions from them. Art and craft techniques are placed into the space and time of the theatre and examine a theatricalisation of growth processes, so that the usual views of nature are pushed to the boundaries of naturalness and artificiality.

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