Dekoltas Handwerk

Theatre of figural forms



Oscillating on the border between the performing and the visual arts.

Dekoltas Handwerk’s work process focuses on pictorial language, oscillating on the border between the performing and the visual arts. It is a special form of theatre, in which movement and interaction with materials, objects, sound and voice place the performer and the body in the centre of the theatrical situation. It is a theatre capable of focussing on the essential, of working with metaphors and symbols, and of so creating a projection screen that absorbs the viewers’ sensations and fantasies.

Inspired by the freedom of imagination, we are interested in the playful universe that emerges when the moving human body meets a lifeless object. By breaking habitual modes of perception and perspectives through light- hearted questioning, the messages and stories we tell astound our audience both with regards to form and content. Installed and orchestrated spatial images arising out of cra smanship, art, and material thus captivate the audience on all sensory levels.

Jan Jedenak
Freelance Puppeteer and Theatre Director


Ich will den Abdruck nicht den Ausdruck!

Jan Jedenak founded Dekoltas Handwerk in 2008. He has lived in Stuttgart (GER) since October 2012. He studied puppetry at the Figure eatre Department of the State University of Music and Perform- ing Arts Stuttgart and eater-, Film and Media Science at the Unviversity of Vienna. Since 2011 he is working as a freelance theatre director and puppeteer collaborating with artist of various backgrounds such as music, dance, performing arts and puppetry creating productions for national and free theater.