Michael Lentz/Uli Winters, Lentz und Winters merken was

Literatur Performance
23.11.2009, 20 Uhr

Man kann doch nicht immer nur lesen! Ärzte werden durch das Wort zum Wurm. Schillers Glocke überholt den Vorleser. Rilke hat das Recht, anders zu klingen. Ballett geht ohne Musik, und Blasmusik geht ohne Trompete. Bei dieser Lentz/Winters-Revue weiß man nie, was als nächstes passieren wird und erst recht nicht, was gerade eben geschah. Es steht eine Menge auf dem Spiel – Lentz und Winters kämpfen um jeden Punkt. Deshalb erkennt der Zuhörer hier so manches wieder, das er noch nie gesehen hat.
Die Veranstaltung ist eine Kooperation mit dem Literaturhaus Köln.


One can nevertheless not always only read! A doctor becomes a worm through the word. Schiller´s The bell overhauls the reader. Rilke has the right to sound differently. Ballet goes without music, and brass-band music goes without trumpet. With this Lentz/Winter revue one never knows, what will happen next and especially not, what happened just a minute ago. A lot is at stake – Lentz and Winter fight for each point. Therefore the listener recognizes something again, which he did never see before.

Michael Lentz (born 1964) works as an author, musician, and performer. Since 2004 he has been president of the FreeAcademy of the Arts in Leipzig. Lentz has received numerous awards, among others the Ingeborg-Bachmann Prize (2001), the Hans-Erik-Nossak Sponsorship Award of the BDI (Federation of German Industries) (2002), or the Prize of the Literature Houses (2005) His latest novels are Liebeserklärung (2003) and Pazifik Exil (2007). In 2005 Michael Lentz and his colleague Uli Winters developed their literature performance and presented it on a tour through Cologne, Leipzig, Hamburg, Berlin, Munich, Salzburg, Frankfurt and Stuttgart. In these performances Michael Lentz reads while two puppets in the background, played by Uli Winters, constantly comment on what he is saying. By intervening in the lecture situation the puppets poke fun at the reading situation and of the performer himself.