How to heal a heart?
150 years of the Bad Nauheim spa
For its 150th anniversary, Theater ANU is staging Bad Nauheim as a spa for matters of the heart, thus rewriting the history of healing waters once again! Look forward to six poetic performances that tell the story of the golden age of the spa around 1900 to heart surgery. Imaginative and humorous, historically inspired and in keeping with the unique locations of the spa park, the Berlin company creates atmospheric views that illuminate the spa in very different ways and thus pose the question of what spa means at all?
What does a person need in order to experience healing? What external and what internal applications are needed for a heart to heal? What role does the human being as a social being play in the healing process as well as in the evaluation of his suffering?
The central start of the production is the Sprudelhof: a large bathtub towers over the visitors and the Sprudel. Here all the characters will introduce themselves and ask the core questions. From here, the theatrical round dance unfolds to the large water wheel on the south side of the park: five light locations, enriched with drama, installation, dance, interaction, shadow theatre and sound installations.
The six stations
The Inhalatorium: A Story of the Heart Healer
The Drinking Spa: The Golden Age and its True History
The Health Garden: Of Men's and Women's Hearts
Kurpark/Usa: The pleasure bush and its shadows
Ludwigsbrunnen: The forgotten children
A commissioned work by the Bad Nauheim City Marketing and Tourism GmbH.
Director - Bille & Stefan Behr
Scenography - Martin Thoms
Technology - Thomas Hanson
Health Garden/Sprudelhof - Lina Marie Rohde + Jacek Klinke; Inhalatorium/Sprudelhof - Markus Moiser; Kurpark,Usa/Sprudelhof - Bille Behr; Trinkkuranlage/Sprudelhof - Bärbel Aschenberg; Ludwigsbrunnen/Sprudelhof - Irene Fas Fita