»staubkinder« is inspired by the music of gustav mahler and is dedicated to the staubkinder that we are. they are deeply embedded in our individual and universal memories.
in »staubkinder« (children of dust) we let ourselves be carried away into an absurd and confusing world. a world similar to ours, with the critical aspects of the present, today’s complexity and this uncertain space called future. the children of dust are looking for a hold – the ground on which their feet stand is foreign to them. disturbing and poetic at the same time…

»in ›staubkinder‹ there is no inflated drama, but such an unsparingly clear view, also of the fears and crises that threaten to overwhelm us in our present. a really powerful piece. it takes time until the audience can free itself from such a kind of bias. and then cheers.«
frank schmid, rbb-kultur

premiere 7 dec 2022 dance/creation premeiere daniel afonso, francesca bedin, laura beschi, leonardo d’aquino, priscilla fiuza, alessio scandale, hironori sugata, karolina wyrwal

upcoming performances:
31 july | black and white theatre festival imatra (finland)
16 october | skupi festival skopje (north macedonia)
18 october | VISAVÌ gorizia dance festival (italy)

the cie. toula limnaios is funded by the senate department for culture and social cohesion.


toula limnaios


gustav mahler


daniel afonso, francesca bedin, laura beschi, felix deepen, enno kleinehanding, karolina kardasz, amandine lamouroux, hironori sugata


alice gaspari

technical director/lightdesign

felix grimm

touring cooperations

marie schmieder

public relation

sarah böhmer


toula limnaios

lighting & stage technics

domenik engemann


dieter hartwig, jens wazel