08.06. – 18.06.2023

The Impulse Theatre Festival has been the most important platform for the independent performing arts in the German-speaking countries for more than 30 years. We will be hosting the SHOWCASE this year, presenting the productions selected by the jury at the FFT and at various other locales throughout Düsseldorf.

Nadja Duesterberg im Rahmen von HAUS/DOMA von subbotnik


Performance Theatre & Performance
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The tiger is in every restaurant, prowling among the kitchen staff. One tiny moment of carelessness and it will pounce: if something goes wrong, the perfect choreography in which everyone knows what they have to do will be out of time. The pressure, already huge, will become unbearable. Everyone knows this moment will happen every evening, but no one knows when.

Nadja Duesterberg is an actor and cook. In this performance she makes visible what otherwise remains hidden: how much work it takes to give your guests a great evening – either in the theatre or in a restaurant. At the same time, she also shows how much potential such a gathering has: in all those present, in every move, in every gesture. Cautious connections are formed. Strangers become allies, colleagues become friends and the public become a community.


Concept, Direction, Text, Food, Performance: Nadja Duesterberg, Composer: Svea Kirschmeier, With: Nadja Duesterberg, Kornelius Heidebrecht, Lisa Hinz, Svea Kirschmeier, Oleg Zhukov, Dramaturgy: Felizitas Stilleke, Dramaturgical Consultant: Anna Bründl
This production was created as part of the project HAUS/DOMA.
Artistic Direction, Scenography, Music: subbotnik, Management: Béla Bisom/transmissions, Assistant: Lisa Hinz, Production Manager: Nora Vollmond, Dramaturgy: Anna Bründl


Funded by the Fonds Darstellende Künste with funding from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of NEUSTART KULTUR, #TakeHeart Residency Funding at the FFT Düsseldorf and the Ministry for Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia.