The basis of the artistic work of Paradise Garden are three elements. They do not stand alone, but condition, connect and complement each other.
1. the physical approach
It is not the language or the text that is the starting point of the work, but the body as a field of work, as an "instrument" as poetic and dramatic potential. Movements and improvisations of the body, its gestural language and its dynamics determine the play on stage. Stage design, lighting and costumes take a back seat. In this physical approach lies the common ground of all participants, no matter what country they come from, what background of experience they have or what artistic style they bring to the stage.
2. the ritual approach
For 20 years we have been dealing with the question of how rituals are celebrated in the theatre and what function the theatre has as a ritual for different societies. We ritualized our acting - training and creative work processes. We analyse, question and connect ritual acts from society and religion and the associated community and belief concepts.
3. our contemporary understanding of art
We find ourselves in a field of tension between tradition and modernity, in which we see and use conflict as the main driving force of creative debate. In these artistic processes we constantly explore and question the relationship of the artists* to the work and their audience as well as the relationship between the audience and the work. Openness and transparency are the main characteristics of our work. We see ourselves as "storytellers" whose essential task is to show the complexity, multilayeredness and paradoxes of interpersonal and social relationships. We see theatre as performance, but also love character development, climax and catharsis. We are looking for new ways to bring these different dramaturgical concepts together.