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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 Dekoloniale ästhetische Praktiken im Theater Panel accompanying



          2019 October 10 | 18.00

          Suitable for English Speakers

          Based on the Hajusom ensemble's staging of Azimut, which deals with the long-term consequences of German colonialism in Africa, the panel explores the question of how decolonial aesthetics can be produced within theatre. Which artistic strategies and means were and are chosen for decolonial shifts? Which production-relevant decisions and working approaches contribute to decoloniality? The panel will include actress and director Lara-Sophie Milagro, artist and expert on body politics and colonial history Nathalie Anguezomo Mba Bikoro and theatre scholar, Pepetual Mforbe Chiangong.

          LARA-SOPHIE MILAGRO works as an actress, director and dubbing artist. In 2000 she graduated from the Academy of Dramatic Arts and Goldsmiths College UK with a BA in Drama. In September this year it will be shown at the Münchner Kammerspiele under the direction of Anta Recke. The play Satoe at the Nationaltheater Mannheim (2013), which she also directed, was awarded the special prize of the Jury Hauptstadt Berlin.

          NATHALIE ANGUEZOMO MBA BIKORO is an artist, curator and lecturer. In her work, she analyzes the processes of power and fiction in archives that critically address migration issues and develops environments for untold narratives of the resistance movements of African women and indigenous communities. Embedded in these narratives are testimonies from nature sound archives, queer ecologies, and postcolonial feminist accounts. Nathalie Anguezomo Mba Bikoro has received numerous awards, including the Fondation Blachère & Afrique Soleil Mali Prize for Best Artist at the Dakar Biennale (2012), the Arts Council England (2016) and the Goethe-Institut (2018).

          PEPETUAL MFORBE CHIANGONG is a theatre scholar with a focus on Cameroon. Since 2012 she has been a lecturer at the Institute for African Studies at the HU Berlin, where she was awarded the Prize for Good Teaching in 2013. Her research focuses on postcolonial literature, critical theory, theatre criticism, drama and performance, development theatre, people cinema and the representation of age in literature.

          GRIT KÖPPEN, theatre and cultural scholar, currently director of the Screenplay Academy at the Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin, was previously a postdoctoral fellow at the University of the Arts Berlin in the Graduiertenkolleg Das Wissen der Künste. She is the author of the book Performative Arts in Ethiopia: International Cultural Relations and Postcolonial Articulations (2017). Her research focuses on decolonial aesthetics and art strategies in contemporary theatre and postcolonial francophone drama in an African-diasporic context. She also teaches scenic writing at the Berlin University of the Arts.

          Guests Lara-Sophie Milagro, Anguezmo Mba Bikoro, Pepetual Mforbe Chiangong CURATION AND MODERATION Grit Köppen