The Dorfen cultural summer 2021 started with a premiere by Frank-Markus Barwasser alias Erwin Pelzig and a kneeling on the stage floor.
- Erwin Pelzig was able to cross out a very important point from his “list of anticipation” that Erwin Pelzig had written in lockdown at the Dorfener Tonwerk: to give the premiere of his new program “Der sunde Punkt” live in front of an audience.
The joy of this long-awaited starting shot for the “cultural summer” on the former Meindl area was of course not just on Pelzig's side, who kissed the stage floor with a knee-fall. The enthusiastic audience was equally happy to be able to experience culture live again. Around 300 starved cabaret fans were served a buffet of sometimes biting reflections on how to behave in the pandemic. This was spiced with numerous quotes from ancient and modern philosophers and garnished with sarcastic conclusions constructed from them.
There was no air in between, but there was between the rows of beach chairs in the open air. These were due to the hygiene concept, which, as some spectators noticed, contributed to the relaxed, cozy atmosphere. As “never clumsy, with probably amazing research effort”, “a lot of truth, delivered in a nice way”, or as an “ingenious concept” that “sometimes takes your breath away”, the viewers described the almost one and a half hour, according to editions but Pelzig's non-stop performance afterwards. Clearly art at a high level!
Tonwerk maker Tobias Maier reveals about the “art that remains hidden from the outside”: With his core team of twelve close employees and in cooperation with SP-Events and the concert office in Landshut, they have been working on the “cultural summer” since February.
"We put an incredible amount of manpower and love into the project in order to give the guests a maximum of wellbeing," he said.
Around 20 events will follow in the coming weeks.
Performances and concerts aimed at visitors of all ages can again be enriched with the full Tonwerk flair with open restaurants and bars from July.
The opening evening had to end without a sociable exchange about Erwin Pelzig's immensely broad range of topics, which was never lacking in depth.
The cabaret artist dismissed the audience by pointing to a final "sore spot", the unique selling point of the human mind in question, and appealed for more friendliness and courage.
By Fabian Holzner
By Fabian Holzner