• © Johanna Baschke

  • © Johanna Baschke

  • © Johanna Baschke

  • © Johanna Baschke


Eva Hintermaier / Simon Kalus

Symbiotic processes, queer entanglements were what gave rise to all of us: Me, you, the dust mite in the corner, the trees outside the house – we’re not just related, all larger creatures are hybrids of different bacteria.


Bacteria are our ancestors, they live around, on and in us. In »Holobiontinnen« two performers make contact with their microbial co-world. Their access to the microcosm is very personal as well as mediated by sensors and software. A space between cult site and laboratory emerges, in which humans and bacteria perform together. The boundary between actual contact and human projections becomes fluid. The audience becomes involved and part of a network of microbes, humans and machines.


Eva Hintermaier / Simon Kalus are a transdisciplinary team at the intersection of performance, literature and installation. They are interested in human-nature relationships and the intertwining of biological and aesthetic phenomena. 


Click here for trailer with audio description (in german)


N O T E: Audio description is an integral part of all performances.

Accompanying the performances are tactile tours aimed at visually impaired people. They are also open to the public. The tactile tours make it possible to get to know the stage space, the equipment and the performers in advance. The tours are led by Sebastian Schulze and Simon Kalus. The meeting point is always 75 mins before the performance in the foyer.

Past Dates
  • Jun 09, 2023
  • Jun 10, 2023
  • Jun 11, 2023


15 | 10 Euros
For online tickets, 10% presale fee and 2,- Euro service fee are charged in addition to the basic ticket price by the provider Reservix.


90 minutes




Aïsha Konaté, Eva Hintermaier

Text, dramaturgy

Simon Kalus


Vanessa Opoku

Creative coding

Emma Chapuy, Ulysse Fontaine, Peter Lünenschloß

Mikrobiological consultation

Hans Schneider, Constantinos Xenophontos


Johanna Baschke

Production management

Lena Mallmann, Ben Nurgenç

Production assistence

Dimitra Charizani

A production by Eva Hintermaier / Simon Kalus in co-production with LOFFT – DAS THEATER and Ballhaus Ost. Supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media within the framework of NEUSTART KULTUR, the City of Leipzig – Cultural Office and by the Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony. This measure is co-financed by tax funds on the basis of the budget passed by the Saxon state parliament.