UT Connewitz

UT Connewitz is Leipzig‘s oldest Movie Theater still in activity, and one of the oldest throughout Germany, since its first projection in 1912. Since the eighties, its purposes have been various: Youth initiation rites (“Jugendweihe”, an atheist version of the catholic confirmation), concerts, meeting point for the Punk Scene during the GDR era. In 1992, after the reunification, the venue was closed. It was reopened in 2001, thanks to a non-profit organization whose mission is to maintain the cultural liveliness and architectural essence of the old Theater. Since then, the venue offers a strong cultural program: concerts, movie projections, readings, theater, and much more.

Dance is more rarely to be found in UT Connewitz, for the simple reason that its stage is a bit small for the usual needs of dance performances. But this sounded more like a challenge rather than a stopper for Moving Cells: the artists of our opening night will simply lay their dance floor in place of the usual audience seats, and the audience will find their seats on the stage where the screen/bands/lecturers normally throne.


Kammgarnspinnerei Stöhr & Co.

One of the most important production sites of Leipzig’s industrial era, this wool company was founded in 1880, and its headquarters and factory are located on the actual site since 1893. Before First World War, the company hired up to 3000 workers. During the Second World War, the activity of the factory was aimed at producing war weapons. One of its Chairman, Walter Cramer, is famous for his resistance against Nazi politics, and his participation in the failed attempt to assassinate Hitler (July 20th, 1944). The site was devoted to textile production until 2003. Since then, the remains of the complex on Erich-Zeigner-Allee have been reinvested by a variety of companies, artists and organizations: Dance, photography, communication, wooden toys production, pool, climbing wall,…


Tanz Zentrale

In the inside court of the Wool Fabric, just besides the open air stage that Moving Cells is building, is located since 2014 the dance school “Tanz-Zentrale“. Founded and managed by choreographer Konstantin Tsakalidis, there is very few dance styles that you won’t find represented there; contemporary dance, ballet, jazz, modern, improvisation, hip hop, break dance, flamenco, belly dance,… For all ages. For Moving Cells, Tanz-Zentrale makes room for workshops in its beautiful dance studio!


Room: Engertstraße 6

In the Engertstraße 6, a room for bodybased arts and daily practice emerges. It will be home to performance, dance, contact improvisation and other body practices. The place is so new, it doesn’t even has a name yet!

“Origo is a game playing with the unity of Me-Here-Now, offering a language that wants to bring a platform to our inner gaps.” Johannes Setzer

For the installation, Johannes Setzer gave himself an additional fourth Game Rule. The Origo-Installation in Leipzig should address a playful invitation to the world, from which no-one could be excluded. The rules of the game are such, that people from any social background can participate. Since the rule focuses on the inner gaps/vacancies/blankspaces, the political orientation of the performer is freed from taboos. The voluntariness, non-profit orientation of the project creates an purposelessness that is essential to playing.

The form enables deaf people to play with their kinesthetic sensations. Blind people can perceive the stories told by the game through the sounds of the videos, the steps and breathing of the performer.

Play Origo



click “record video” on your smartphone,
click “play” on your favorite music on your MP3 player
and put your video online.




-The name you want to have
-The audio-title you were listening/dancing to, if you want to reveal it (it’s a further game!)
-The place where you filmed and the date
-Moving Cells –  http://movingcells.org
-The rules of the game: 1. one take, 2. one audio device, exclusively available to the performer, 3. share the resulting video with the other players



Play "FreeCells"





The name you want to have
The place where you filmed and the date
Moving Cells –  http://movingcells.org
The game/rule that you used.



"FreeCells" mitspielen





Wie du dich nennen willst
Der Ort, an dem Du aufgenommen hast und das Datum 
Moving Cells –  http://movingcells.org
Die Spielregel die du benutzt hast.




Origo ist ein Spiel, das sich um die Einheit von Ich-Hier-Jetzt dreht und eine Sprache stellt, welches unseren inneren Leerstellen eine Plattform bieten will.“ Johannes Setzer

Für die Installation hat sich Johannes eine zusätzliche vierte Regel gedacht. Die Origo-Installation in Leipzig soll eine Spielaufforderung an die Welt stellen, bei der möglichst wenige Menschen ausgeschlossen werden. Durch die Spielregeln können Menschen jeder sozialen Schicht teilnehmen, ob am High-End oder Refugee. Da die Spielregeln sich auf die innere Leerstelle konzentrieren, werden politische Gesinnungen des Performers enttabuisiert. Die Freiwilligkeit und Absenz von Profitorientierung stellt die für das Spiel essentielle Zwecklosigkeit.    

Durch die Form können Gehörlose Ihre kinästhetischen Empfindungen nutzen, um mitzuspielen. Blinde können als Rezipienten mit den Geräuschen der Videos, der Schritte und Atemrythmen die Erzählungen erleben.

Origo mitspielen



auf seinem Smartphone auf Record klickt, 
auf seinem MP3-Player sein Lieblingslied abspielt 
und dann das Video online stellt.




Wie du dich nennen willst
Dein Audio-Titel, wenn du willst (das ist ein weiteres Spiel!)
Der Ort, an dem Du aufgenommen hast und das Datum 
Moving Cells – Origo – http://movingcells.org
Die Spielregeln: 1. ein Take 2. ein ausschließlich-für-den-Performer-Audio-bereitstellendes Gerät  3. das entstandene Video mit dir und allen, die Origo mit Dir spielen wollen, teilen.