The piece, Animal Erectus (which was premiered on the 7th June 2013 in the Deutsche Hygiene-Museum Dresden) is the product of an unusual artistic collaboration: The Zeit columnist, Harald Martenstein, will read texts about men and women, about the perils of everyday life in Germany and yearning for the south. Alongside, the Berlin-based dancer and choreographer Mertixell Campos Olivé will dance.
Animal Erectus will be accompanied by live music from the saxist Lars Dietrich and the drummer Uwe Breunig. On the evening, literature, dance and music will be hardly separable: every form of expression plainly commented upon or reflected by another. Harald Martenstein and Meritxell Campos Olivé present in this performance their life-affirming attitude and their quirky sense of humour.