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© Jörg Metzner


Empty times

A poem to the premiere of "In Zukunft bin ich ein Komet"

Translated with (free version).

Three time travelers, a time ship, a crash: an unexpected arrival in a possible future. Will the world as we know it still exist? Is it all over? Is it the beginning of something new?

Our dance ambassador Valeria (14 years old) saw the play "In Zukunft bin ich ein Komet" at Theater Strahl at the end of January. The performance inspired her to write about her experience in poetry for our blog.

If you want to find out more about the play, check out the Theater Strahl website.

Empty times


Bright light twitches and shows

The three dancers

On the stage one after the other

Their bodies are weak, they don't want to get up

Support each other, fall again

But with all their strength they finally succeed


Then they play pantomime

What will he show?

Everything or nothing?

They dance with each other

A back and forth


And a shock?

An electric shock

They twitch and dance

And in the flickering light

In the hissing and buzzing sound

They still feel the transmitted energy


Why are we here?

What do we do?

Do you trust me?

Always the same sentences

Without an answer, just the question

Why are we here?

What do we do?

Do you trust me?


When you simply don't have enough time

The day flies by

And you are stressed

Then there is emptiness

Is time also

Everything or nothing?


The end is near

Techno music as a finale?

No, everyone is waiting eagerly

The time on the display

Has been running the whole time from 4, 3, 2, 1...


Nothing happens

Brief perplexity and astonishment

A remote control is pulled out