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hannsjana Die große M.I.N.T.-Show
MINT-Show_c_Marie Weich_HP
November 29 30 | 21.00 Performance
Festsaal | 15/10 EURO

In a performative laboratory that is simultaneously comedy, talk and game show, hannsjana confronts the mechanisms of ostracisation within scientific disciplines.

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Gruppe CIS Dark Daily Soap
c_Sabrina Schray, Surja Ahmed_HP
December 01 | 17.30 - 19.00
December 03 04 | 17.30 - 20.30
December 05 | 17.30 - 20.00
December 06 | 18.00 - 19.00
Raum 213 | Free Entrance

Dark Daily Soap banishes the actors from the film set and effectively stages their voids with light, music and camera movement.

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Politics of Love #6 - Softness
December 01 | 19.00 Discourse
Kantine | 5 EURO

In the festival-edition of our discussion series Politics of Love, we deal with questions of vulnerability, emotionality and seriousness.

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Sööt/Zeyringer Angry Hour
December 03 04 | 19.00 Performance
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 EURO

A performative encyclopedia of female outbursts that uses rage as an empowerment strategy.

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Coombs Marr / Martinez / Truscott Wild Bore
Wild Bore_Promobild_c_Maria Baranova
December 03 04 | 20.30 Performance
Festsaal | 15/10 EURO

Three masters of smart, spiky, political comedy delve into the torrent of critical fury and prove that they are not afraid to talk out of their arses.

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Follow Us Nora oder ein Altenheim
Follow Us_c_Annina Machaz, Mira Kandathil_hoch_HP
December 05 | 20.00
December 06 | 21.00
Kantine | 15/10 EURO

Follow Us brings Henrik Ibsen's best-known female figure into the present and transfers her, in accordance with the demographic change of our time, to the retirement home.

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Meet the Freischwimmer*innen
December 06 | 15.00 - 18.00 Präsentation
Festsaal-Foyer | Free Entrance

The Freischwimmen-groups die apokalyptischen tänzer*innen, Rotterdam Presenta and Gruppe CIS present their current projects for discussion.

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December 06 | 19.00 Lecture
Festsaal | 5 EURO

Jack Halberstam tracks down a lost history of trans-feminist vocalists within the history of female* punk performances.

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Caroline Creutzburg Woman with Stones
Fotos_c_Caroline Creutzburg, Charlotte Pistorius_HP
December 07 08 | 18.00 Performance/Tanz
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 EURO

Woman with Stones broadens the concept of drag with an entire pool of transformation fantasies.

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Last Yearz Interesting Negro i ride in colour and soft focus, no longer anywhere
Last Yearz Interesting Negro_i ride in colour and soft focus, no longer anywhere_Carlos Jimenez and Katarzyna Perlak_2017_HP
December 07 08 | 20.00 Performance/Tanz
Festsaal | 15/10 EURO

A choreographic meditation on osmosis and internalisation and the feeling of being possessed by other people's fantasies.

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Public in Private / Clément Layes ONON
ONON_c_Public in Private_HP
December 12 13 14 15 | 19.30 Dance
Festsaal | 15/10 EURO

A choreographic labyrinth: ONON looks at the things and digital systems that organize our everyday lives.

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Laurie Young + Justine A. Chambers One Hundred More
December 12 13 14 15 | 21.00 Dance
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 EURO

Dance as political tool.

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TANZSCOUT-Einführung zu ONON
December 13 | 18.00 Einführung
Kantine | 5 EURO

In a one-hour introduction we approach the production ONON.

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Lange / Kress / Mazza / Stymest VIER
Vier_c_Paul Sleev_HP
December 17 18 | 20.00 Musical
Kantine | 15/10 EURO

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Das große Kiezchortreffen #2
musikkantine-2018-12-19 small ©arne schmitt-2451
December 19 | 19.00 Singalong
Festsaal | 10/7 EURO

Our musical Christmas treat celebrates another season!

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Freischwimmer*innen. The Future Is F*e*m*a*l*e*

© Jan Grygoriew, Christiane Heim

The relaunched newcomer platform Freischwimmen meets the sequel to The Future is F*e*m*a*l*e*: Alongside international feminist guest performances the Freischwimmer*innen offer ten days packed with queerfeminism – cross-generational and suitable for everyday use! With performances, dance and lectures the festival presents queerfeminist strategies for a non-binary and intersectionally feminist future.

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          Tanz im AUGUST 2014 Alexandra Bachzetsis The Stages of Staging


          2014 August 25 26 | 18.00 - 19.15

          Suitable for Non-German Speakers

          It’s a romance, a romantic comedy, an action movie, a cover version …

          The Swiss choreographer Alexandra Bachzetsis incorporates performance, dance and visual arts in her work. Her main interest lies in the codes that govern gestures, both in everyday life and on stage.

          In the monochrome interior of a gym strewn with blue mats and balls, ten performers rehearse the production of a video trailer. Slowly their ‘real life’ begins to blur with the performance, as surreal athletic training turns into frantic trance-like dancing, and personal confessions transform into pop songs.

          How can one tell a story through moving images and the bodies that comprise them? Why stage privacy for an audience? Are we watching its construction, its failure or simply its trailer? Using film stills as research material, mats as projection surfaces for video close-ups and balls as props, the performance explores contemporary ideas of identity in terms of image-making, framing and athleticism.

          CONCEPT, CHOREOGRAPHY Alexandra Bachzetsis PERFORMANCE, CREATION Alexandra Bachzetsis, Emese Csornai, Staiv Gentis, Kristinn Guðmundsson, Kiriakos Hadjiioannou, Michael Helland, Benny Jäger, Emilie Nana, Peter Sattler, Saga Sigurdardottir DRAMATURGY Quinn Latimer MUSIC, SOUND Tobias Koch MUSIC, CONCEPTUAL ADVICE Lies Vanborm LICHT, TECHNICS Tina Bleuler, Patrik Rimann COSTUMES Patrizia Jaeger ASSISTANCE COSTUMES + PRODUCTION Cosima Gadient COMMUNICATION DESIGN Julia Born PHOTOGRAFY, CINEMATOGRAPHY Melanie Hofmann COMPANY MANAGEMENT Anna Geering

          Supported by Stadt Zürich Kultur, Kanton Basel-Landschaft, Kanton Basel-Stadt, Pro Helvetia - Schweizer Kulturstiftung, Markus Weisskopf Basel, Migros-Kulturprozent, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, GGG Basel, Ernst und Olga Gubler-Hablützel Stiftung, Basellandschaftliche Kantonalbank Jubiläumsstiftung, Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation. Theater version co-produced by Kaserne Basel, Theaterhaus Gessnerallee Zürich. In cooperation with Dampfzentrale Bern, ADC Genève, Théâtre Sévelin 36 Lausanne, Reso – dance network Switzerland, Triptic – Kulturaustausch am Oberrhein. In cooperation with SOPHIENSÆLE.

          Foto © Melanie Hoffmann