If anything can save us in this fraught and dazzling future, it is the rage of women and girls, of queers and freaks and sinners.
Henrike Iglesias is on a mission: to embrace the evil inside oneself, give it a home and surround yourself with evil. Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere. But how to be bad? GRRRRRL examines the attributes referencing women and somewhere between Malleus Maleficarum and Britney Spears finds the productive power of destruction. GRRRRRL pays femmage to the nonconformist, the ugly, the loud – rendering femmage to the evil woman.
by and with Henrike Iglesias (Anna Fries, Laura Naumann, Marielle Schavan, Sophia Schroth)Light Design Eva G. Alonso COSTUMES Mascha Mihoa Bischoff SOUND DESIGN Malu Peeters COMPANY MANAGEMENT ehrliche arbeit - freies Kulturbüro
Produced by Henrike Iglesias in co-production with Roxy Birsfelden and SOPHIENSÆLE. Funded by Fachausschuss Theater und Tanz BS/BL, the Hauptstadtkulturfonds, Fondation Nestlé pour l'Art and Basellandschaftliche Kantonalbank Jubiläumsstiftung. media partner: Missy Magazine, taz. die tageszeitung
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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/