The works of deufert&plischke focus on time, memory, myth, and how we should live together. As an artistic duo for more than 15 years, they have adhered to the radical notion that choreography can build society, not merely illustrate it. Thus, collaboration and participation are central themes in deufert&plischke’s methodology, process and performance: in their multi-faceted work, be it a choreographic concert, lecture, or exhibition, theatre takes place only insofar as it can be knit together by everyone – artists and spectators – in the moment of performance. Choreography thus becomes a social activity, not determined by aesthetic principles, but by existential and philosophical concepts such as war and peace, freedom and truth. Theater as a social situation – from the common rehearsal to the performance – is the driving force of deufert&plischke’s choreographic form and artistic expression. They author their works collectively.