2020 September 10 11 12 13 | 20.00
In German with English Subtitles
In this competition you are the jury! Please bring a charged smartphone to the performance. This serves as your personal voting device. For people without a smartphone a small contingent of rental devices will be provided.
Henrike Iglesias is Under Pressure. In a brilliant, interactive gameshow, the collective devotes itself to the pressure to perform, which is omnipresent in our turbo-capitalist society. The performers compete against each other and the audience gets to decide who is "the best" Henrike. But the Henrikes will try to infiltrate the strict and violent categories of winners and losers, hot or not, photo or no photo; leading them ad absurdum - by failing, night after night, in front of a packed audience. Not only can the performance be experienced at Sophiensæle, but also on your screen at home. Scores may be given live or by remote access, at the touch of a button. So, it’s gonna be absurd, but fair.
If you prefer to see the show at home via live stream please click HERE.
The light in the audience and on stage is not completely dimmed. The volume can be adjusted individually by each visitor via headphones. The performance uses stage smoke. Silence in the audience is not mandatory. If you need a break, you can retire to the foyer and bar area on the ground floor (accessible via staircase or elevator) or to the courtyard. There will be English subtitles. The information on accessibility will be continuously updated. If you have any questions or require further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 030 29 87 00 35.
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.
BY AND WITH Henrike Iglesias (Anna Fries, Eva G. Alonso, Laura Naumann, Malu Peeters, Marielle Schavan, Sophia Schroth) COSTUME Nadine Bakota COSTUME ASSISTANT Anne 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