In “Power House”, the Berlin-based British musicians and media artists Jam Rostron/Planningtorock interweave sung and spoken language, electronic and acoustic live music, performance and video into a kind of musical in four acts. In the feminist tradition of connecting the personal with the political, in “Power House”, they look for direct, non-confrontational ways of recounting supposedly personal experiences. Along the lines of their own biographies, they deal with existing limitations of the rights of people with disabilities. In their music, they explicitly address the complex interferences of gender, class and education and their impact on accessibility and the distribution of resources.
In “Power House”, humorous and yet intimate scenarios of autobiographical events overlap with gestures of care, alternative forms of community and strategies of political activism. In a familiar, un-hierarchical attitude, the production provides the company, which consists of a choreographer, performer, musician, video artist and lighting designer, with space for concrete narrative and their own ways of articulation. With its danceable beats, humour and determination, “Power House” creates a communal world of theatrical bodies and intuitive language.
At the “House Warming”-programme that launched last season’s programme, Planningtorock plaid their fulminant concert “Human Drama”.