An Austrian-Hungarian expedition, lead by Julius Payer and Carl Weyprecht, started to explore the North Pole. After being stuck in the ice for two polar nights, the group discovers land and names the area after their emperor, Franz Joseph. Basing on this historical event, using letters, nautical figures and tables as well as journal entries, vorschlag:hammer approaches this situation of exploring between august nature, boredom and imperialistic competition. The performers are walking the thin ice of conditional controllability, examining the ways in which history can turn into an adventure, amidst sensational re-enacting, physical borderline experiences and gimmicky magic on stage. vorschlag:hammer’s (Kristofer Gudmundsson, Gesine Hohmann, and Stephan Stock) first production „Vom Schlachten des gemästeten Lamms und vom Aufrüsten der Aufrechten“ (2009), was received with great success. Touring several festivals, the group was awarded with the “Jurypreis des Körber Studios Junge Regie 2010” (Thalia Theater Hamburg), the “Jurypreis des 100° Berlin” (HAU) and was nominated at the “Berliner Theatertreffen”. Narrative theatre and performative strategies of representation, collectively developed and discarded in dynamic roles are the reason for vorschlag:hammer being so popular with their audience and critics alike. For “Österreichisch-Ungarische Nordpolexpedition”, Bernhard Greif, Franziska Mucha and Martin Schnippa will perform with vorschlag:hammer. >>15.5. 8:30 pm (+ debriefing). Theaterhaus Hildesheim premiere. In German. ~ 60 – 90 minutes.