Puppeteer, theatre scientist and artist director "KOBALT Figurentheater Lübeck"
Silke Technau studied German language and literature and theatre studies in Berlin and is co-founder of the KOBALT Figurentheater Lübeck (www.kobalt-luebeck.de). From 1980 on she continued her education in seminars in Idstedt / Germany and at the École Supérieure in Charleville-Mézières / France (with Albrecht Roser, P.K. Steinmann, Henk Boerwinkel, Jan Dvorak, Neville Tranter, Mervyn Millar and others) and with various directors. Guest performance tours, directing commissions and participation in international symposia have taken her all over Europe.
She accompanies her practical work as a puppeteer with production reports, dramaturgical reflections, discussions of aesthetic questions and historical articles in European puppet theatre journals and her own publications.
- From work-related self-reflection, the perspective of theatre anthropology emerges, including questions about the historicity of gesture and movement. What can be used from theatre history for stage presence in construction and performance?
- There are dense connections between stage design or character construction and dramaturgy, which are used and elaborated in the staging work.
- Puppet theatre and the Nazi era