Laugh | Antonia Baehr (Germany)

Friday 13 April 2012 | Galeri, Caernarfon | performance 7:30 pm


  • "a performer of virtuoso authority and skill ... mad and brilliant show" Emma Love, The Guardian
  • "Laugh is magical" Pieter T'Jonck, De Morgen
  • "I would defy even the most serious not to leave this skilful, feel good work without a smile on their face." Jennifer Teale, Londonist
  • "good for a giggle!" Anna McNamee, The Strand, BBC

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

Laugh is a highly entertaining piece about laughing as laughing.
Standing alone on stage Baehr begins to laugh, without reason, and allows the audience to take in the qualities of laughter that would normally go unnoticed; its sound, rhythm, music and drama. Though comedy might not strictly be Baehr's goal, inevitably the laughter soon begins to infect the whole auditorium...

A cult hit on the European arts scene, this is the Wales' premiere of the show.

Antonia Baehr is an acclaimed German choreographer, director, performer and filmmaker who co-founded the Berlin-based performance group 'ex machinis'.

Suitable for all the family from 7 yrs up.


Galeri, Caernarfon: 01286 685222
£9 / 7 concessions
cash, card payments & online booking


Details: Wales Pemiere, Solo, 50 mins
Concept, interpretation, composition and choreography: Antonia Baehr
Artistic collaboration and choreography: Valérie Castan
Dramaturgy: Lindy Annis
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.
Sound design and composition: Manuel Coursin
Light design: Sylvie Garot
Administration: Ulrike Melzwig, Alexandra Wellensiek
Production: make up productions


Co-production Les Laboratoires d'Aubervilliers, Les Subsistances, Lyon. Supported by the cultural administration of Berlin and Ausland, Berlin. "Rire/Laugh/Lachen" premiered in April 2008 at Les Laboratoires d'Aubervilliers, France.

Photos: Julie Pagnier & Marc Domage