In German with English subtitles
on 19 May 2021 at 9.10 pm
The performance is seen on the screen from home. In the self-presentation arena, the audience is the jury and raises or lowers their thumbs over the opponents. Reviews can be submitted remotely via smartphone from home. You will receive detailed information about online participation from home in a timely manner by email.
In Under Pressure, theatre collective Henrike Iglesias subject themselves to the pressure to perform. Three of the performers enter a competition, where they expose themselves to the audience’s judgment, while a voice from off-stage urges them on. The candidates have to deliver: Who can produce the most convincing show of tears, who will win the category “Best Lover” or who will come out on top of social comparison when the question is who stands to inherit the most? Is there an escape from the pressure to achieve? Through its increasingly absurd challenges, the piece questions demand for discipline and scrutinises the dictate of resilience, self-optimisation and stress resistance. In the version of Under Pressure presented at the 2021 Theatertreffen, viewers have the choice of taking part in the voting or merely watching the show.
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/
Created by and featuring Henrike Iglesias (Anna Fries, Eva G. Alonso, Laura Naumann, Malu Peeters, Marielle Schavan, Sophia Schroth) COSTUME Nadine BakotaCOSTUME ASSISTANTAnne Bellinger TRANSLATION + SUBTITLES Naomi Boyce SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT Sophia Petrova ProduCTION MANAGEMENT DE ehrliche arbeit - Freies Produktionsbüro ProduCTION MANAGEMENT CH Maxine Devaud - Maxinthewood Productions MANY THANKS TO Marie Simons
A production by Henrike Iglesias in coproduction with SOPHIENSÆLE, FFT Düsseldorf, brut Wien, ROXY Birsfelden, Schlachthaus Theater Bern and Südpol Luzern. Funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe Berlin, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Migros Culture Percentage, Wilhelm and Ida Hertner-Strasser Stiftung and BLBK Stiftung für Kultur und Bildung. Media partner: taz. die tageszeitung