outdoor-Performance for ages 3 and up


Angela Schubot & Jared Gradinger in Collaboration with Nature

Commissioned by Theater o.N. for FRATZ International 2019


Out of a desire to recognize and interact with non-human beings, Jared Gradinger and Angela Schubot forged a deep relationship with nature and its immanent intelligence. In co-production with HAU Berlin, a cycle of work emerged – »The Nature of Us«. For FRATZ 2019, Gradinger & Schu-bot adapt their duet »YEW: outside«, set in the public botanical park in Berlin’s district of Pankow, as a variation offering very young children intensive encounters with a plant nature.


The work of performance duo Gradinger & Schubot revolves around unconditional co-existence and dissolution of the self, characterized by an extreme physical movement language and unique artistic handwriting.

Concept & choreografie: Angela Schubot and Jared Gradinger

With : Beech, Clover, Fern, Kieffer, Moss, Mugwort, Oak, Schubot, Sorrel, Stinging Nettle, Yarrow, Yew

Performance: Lea Kieffer and Angela Schubot

Sound gardner and Co-Design: Stefan Rusconi

Costumes: Claudia Hill

Artistic collaboration: Doreen Markert, Sigal Zouk

Duration: ca. 40 minutes


In cooperation with Grün Berlin GmbH, Botanischer Volkspark Pankow.


»The Nature of Us« in co-production with HAU Hebbel am Ufer, and Ponderosa e.V.; sponsored by Hauptstadtkulturfonds.


Premiere 05.05.2019

With "YEW:kids", the children's version of "YEW:outside" shown at this year's festival for the small-est theatre audience FRATZ International, the posthumanistic approach of the duo Schubot & Gradinger encounters an immediate physical resonance. (tanzschreiber, Christine Matschke, 10.Mai 2019)