as part of Spielarten 2022

25.09. – 30.09.2022

SPIELARTEN Festival will again show the great scope in productions and the range in topics and play forms in independent theatre for a young audience in North Rhine-Westphalia. Classes and families are invited to experience exciting stories, dance, theatre, and new circus for different age groups at the FFT.

Daniel Ernesto Müller

praktisch galaktisch

Dance & Theatre Young FFT Dance

It is quite the galactic bustle at the world gate to the unknown! There is a bored, gum-chewing bouncer standing around here. Half stunned, he pops one gum bubble after another. He seems to be waiting. For whom, or for what, no-one knows. Suddenly, a curious creature appears, a mix of everything, not human, not animal, not plant, yet a bit of everything. Half-way, somehow. It raps saccharine melodies, plays with words and language, twists content, distorts reality, and dances its heart out. This funny, colourful creature invites us into his adventurous worlds. Worlds in which role models cannot endure, and in which societal norms have long since dissolved.

A dream in colour!


German-Mexican choreographer and performer Daniel Ernesto Müller (*1980) lives and works in Düsseldorf. He initially studied at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt for a primary and first secondary level teaching post. Following his second state examination and various university teaching assignments, he pursued his second studies, stage dance at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen, where he graduated with a diploma in 2010. He already started collaborating with choreographer Ben J. Riepe during his studies, as a performer, choreographic assistant, and production manager. In 2011, he founded artistic duo HARTMANNMÜLLER together with Simon Hartmann. They were awarded the Award of the State Capital Düsseldorf for the Performing Arts in 2015; and they have been the recipients of the North Rhine-Westphalian Support Award for Outstanding Ensembles in Theatre since 2021. praktisch galaktisch marks the first time that Daniel Ernesto Müller has realised a stage work in the field of children and youth theatre.


Concept / Choreography / Costume / Stage: Daniel Ernesto Müller. Performance: Rodolfo Piazza Pfitscher Da Silva, Simon Hartmann. Composition: Misagh Azimi. Technical collaboration: Eckehard Merholz. Outside Eye: Simon Hartmann. Production management: Susanne Berthold. Production: Daniel Ernesto Müller. Coproduction PACT Zollverein Essen, Ringlokschuppen Ruhr.

Support granted by the Fonds Darstellende Künste e.V. with funds provided by the Federal Commissioner for Culture and the Media, the Ministry for Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, the NRW Landesbüro Freie Darstellende Künste (North Rhine-Westphalian Office for the Independent Performing Arts), and the City of Essen