The Academy is the school of our dreams. Every day, inspiring teachers offer two performative lessons on a variety of subjects: comedy, performing femininity, feminist film analysis, how to speak up for yourself, and much more. The snacks are great, beers are waiting in the smokers’ corner, and the toilets are always clean.
SPEAK UP with Josphine Apraku and others on the art of standing up for yourself • EINFACH DA SEIN (JUST BEING) with Laura Naumann on how to spend time that cannot be exploited capitalistically • SEXTALKS Johanna Weber advocates honest talks about your sexlife • HERSTORY 1: SEHT IHR DIE TOMATEN FLIEGEN? (DO YOU SEE THE TOMATOES FLY?) Annett Gröschner talks about a revolutionary meeting in a West Berlin kitchen 50 years ago • WERKZEUGE DES KOMISCHEN (TOOLS FOR COMEDY) with Vanessa Stern and her crisis management center for female comedy • WATCH IT LIKE BECHDEL with Sophie Charlotte Rieger about watching films through the feminist lens • BEZIEHUNGEN LEBEN, WIE WIR SIE UNS WÜNSCHEN (LIVING RELATIONSHIPS THE WAY WE WANT) Laura Méritt helps us on our way to relationship utopia • SEXMUXIC Cora Frost examines the sexuality of music • X Project O is not here for teaching. Hang out and work less! • FASHION & FEMINISM with Freya Herrmann and Vera Klocke from Firma 4 Fashion Film talk about the staging of fashion between feminism, body positivity, and empowerment • FEMINISTISCHER KUNSTUNTERRICHT (FEMINIST ART EDUCATION) with Kaj Osteroth and Lydia Hamann in the form of radical admiration • PERFORMING FEMINITY with Philladelphia Creemz and a second Drag Queen about the construct of femininity* - moderated by Kaey (Siegessäule) • HERSTORY 2: ANNA MAY WONG UND PRAKTIKEN DER ANEIGNUNG UND SUBVERSION VON EXOTIC DANCE (ANNA MAY WONG AND PRACTICES OF APPROPRIATON AND SUBVERSION OF EXOTIC DANCE) – a lecture by Yumin Li on the Chinese-American actress • PHILOSOPHIE IST MEINE PRAXIS (PHILSOPHY IS MY PRACTICE) Stefanie Wenner invites you to philosophical practice with Simone Weil, Hannah Arendt, and Susanne K. Langer • PLEASURE IS POWER with Ulla Henrich, about feminist porn, sex positive feminism, including pussy massage workshop aftre teh lesson • AND MUCH MORE.
CONCEPT Henrike Iglesias (Anna Fries, Laura Naumann, Marielle Schavan, Sophia Schroth) TEACHING STAFF Josephine Apraku, Philladelphia Creemz, Cora Frost, Annett Gröschner, Lydia Hamann, Ulla Heinrich, Alexandrina Hemsley, Freya Herrmann, Florentina Holzinger, Lann Hornscheidt, Jamila Johnson-Small, Kaey, Vera Klocke, Ninia LaGrande, Yumin Li, Laura Méritt, Laura Naumann, Kaj Osteroth, Sophie Charlotte Rieger, Marlon Schwarze, Vanessa Stern, Aretha Schwarzbach-Apithy, Johanna Weber, Stefanie Wenner and many more ARTISTIC SCHOOL DIRECTION Marielle Schavan, Anna Wille SCHOOL TECHNICS, SPACE Eva G. Alonso TRAINEE TEACHER Franziska Janke SCHOOL FASHION Firma für Fashioninszenierung.
Produced by Henrike Iglesias in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE. Media partners: Jungle World, Missy Magazine, taz.die tageszeitung, Zitty Berlin
Photo © Anna Fries
HENRIKE IGLESIAS understand pop cultural and mass media phenomena as a mirror of social conditions and grievances and have made it their mission to illuminate them from an explicitly feminist perspective. They are a theatre collective based in Berlin and Basel whose permanent crew includes Anna Fries, Laura Naumann, Marielle Schavan, Sophia Schroth, Eva G. Alonso and Malu Peeters. With their production OH MY, which was shown several times at the SOPHIENSÆLE, they were invited to imagetanz Vienna, the Heidelberg Stückemarkt and the FIBA Festival in Buenos Aires. https://henrikeiglesias.com/