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Riebensahm/Ahmad Haschemi/Hourmazdi/Christians/Schwenk SWEAT
November 29 30 | 19.00 Performance
Kantine | 15/10 EURO

Cheering and sweating, the performers develop an intersectional-feminist, twelve-excercise event from practices in which they feel like champions.

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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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          After Europe Beiträge zur dekolonialen Kritik

          © Jan Grygoriew


          2019 October 12 | 14.00

          Auf Deutsch und Englisch

          Under the keyword of decolonial criticism, our own colonial entanglement is currently being reflected in art, science and society. In this discourse, colonialism is not understood as a temporally and spatially distant phenomenon that came to an end with the historical decolonization of the mid-20th century, but rather as a fundamental structuring of modernity. Our world is permeated by a colonial matrix, a grammar that enables, for example, the police law of white settlers in the colony of Deutsch-Südwestafrika as well as the current police practice of racial profiling. Additionally, previously unsuspicious concepts, such as aesthetics and their instruments, such as white cubes and black boxes, appear strangely violent in the new light of decoloniality.

          In the symposium, thinkers speak with the audience and with one another about central concepts and contexts for decolonial work in Germany in 2019. We begin with a clarification of terminology. The Zurich-based cultural anthropologist Rohit Jain will order some of the terms currently used in his work, including postcolonialism, (de)colonialism and diversity, addressing them in a European and global context. We continue with a core piece of decolonialism, namely the critique of philosophical universalism. The documenta professor Nora Sternfeld will, in contrast, talk about the history and possibilities of a universalism of the marginal. Last but not least, we will deal with the question of the colonialism of the others. The protest researcher Olga Reznikova will present insights into a non-Western Russian imperialism.

          JULIAN WARNER works as a freelance cultural anthropologist at the interface of art and science. He used to be a research assistant at the Institute for Cultural Anthropology of the Georg-August-University Göttingen, dramaturg and performer of various performances by Oliver Zahn as well as dramaturg and ethnographer of Anta Helena Reckes "Schwarzkopie" of Mittelreich. Julian Warner is together with Elisa Liepsch co-editor of the anthology ALLIANZEN - Kritische Praxis an weißen Institutionen and works as curator at the Künstler_innenhaus Mousonturm in Frankfurt, the Sophiensæle in Berlin and the Münchner Kammerspiele. He teaches seminars and workshops at universities and art institutions in Germany and abroad.

          NORA STERNFELD is an art mediator and curator. She is a documenta professor at the Kunsthochschule Kassel and co-director of the /ecm master's course in exhibition theory and practice at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. Sternfeld is a founding member of trafo.K (Büro für Bildung, Kunst und kritische Wissensproduktion Wien) and since 2011 part of freethought (Plattform für Forschung, Bildung und Produktion London). She was one of the artistic directors of the Bergen Assembly 2016 and publishes on contemporary art and anti-racism.

          ROHIT JAIN is a researcher at the Institute for Social Anthropology and Empirical Cultural Studies (ISEK) at the University of Zurich and works as managing director of the postmigrant Think & Act Tank Institute New Switzerland (INES). He has published on postcolonial public spaces between Switzerland and India. Jain was involved in artistic research projects on the role of gold trading in the public space of Switzerland (Zurich University of the Arts) and on urban citizenship (Shedhalle Zurich) and is co-founder of the racism-critical humourous festival Laugh Up. Stand Up! as well as the Salon Bastarde, a series of postmigrant happenings in Zurich.

          OLGA REZNIKOVA studied at the St. Petersburg Institute for Jewish Studies and at the LMU Munich and graduated in European Ethnology, Sociology and Geography at the LMU Munich (2012). Her academic interests include anti-Semitism research, feminist and postcolonial theories, and ethnographic research on workers' protests and strikes. She is currently doing her doctorate at the Georg-August-University in Göttingen in cultural anthropology on the subject of truck driver protests in Russia.



          with Nora Sternfeld, Rohit Jain und Olga Reznikova MODERATION Julian Warner