Art stations fundation - by Grażyna Kulczyk

Studio Słodownia +3
Antonia Baehr Laugh performance

based on scores by 
Naima Akkar, Lindy Annis, Bettina von Arnim, Antonia Baehr, Ulrich Baehr, Frieder Butzmann, Valérie Castan, Manuel Coursin, Nicole Dembélé, Nathan Fuhr, Frédéric Gies, Christian Kesten, Heather Kravas, Antonija Livingstone, Andrea Neumann, Stefan Pente, Isabell Spengler, Steffi Weismann, William Wheeler, Henry Wilt, among others

concept, interpretation, composition and choreography
Antonia Baehr

artistic collaboration and choreography 
Valérie Castan

Lindy Annis

sound design and composition 
Manuel Coursin

light design 
Sylvie Garot

Ulrike Melzwig, Alexandra Wellensiek /


I like to laugh. I laugh often. I am often seen laughing.

Laugh is a piece about laughing as laughing. For the length of the piece Antonia Baehr explores this expression as a sovereign entity, in separation from causal baggage; jokes, tickles, narrative, humor, joy, looking at the thing itself: the sound and shape, the music, choreography and drama, the rhythm and the gesture of laughter. Comedy is not her goal, but contamination is an unavoidable by-product that sometimes contagiously trades sides of the “fourth wall”.

Laugh premiered in April 2008 at Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, France. Parallel to the show, Antonia has published also a book Lachen / Rire / Laugh documenting project but also being a kind of manual for laugh scores and exercises to be practice alone or in larger groups. Book shows laughter both as personal expression and artistic exploration. The tasks described are proposed as a useful tool for mastering an act of laugh.