Cassandra knows the future but no one believes her. In the first part of Cassandra Has Turned, three female performers predicted a whole array of possible futures, alternative pasts, larger and smaller catastrophes. Now they are setting their prophecies to sound in order to seep into our ears. What is even implausible, a truth or a lie? In a time of alternative facts isn’t every narrative justified as long as the rhetoric and performance fit?
ARTISTIC DIRECTION, CHOREOGRAPHY Kareth Schaffer PERFORMANCE, CHOREOGRAPHY Manon Parent, Lisa Vereertbrugghen, Cathy Walsh LIGHT DESIGN Joseph Wegmann SOUND DESIGN, COMPOSITION Alessio Castellacci VOICE COACHING, COMPOSITION Jara Holdert STAGE, COSTUMES Lena Mody ASSISTANCE STAGE, COSTUMES Olga Sonja Thorarensen INTERN STAGE + COSTUMES, SOCIAL MEDIA Flora Nacer TECHNICAL DIRECTION Michele Piazzi COMPANY MANAGEMENT M.i.C.A. - Movement in Contemporary Art / Cilgia Gadola INTERN MANAGEMENT Sofia Fantuzzi
The libretto of Cassandra Has Turned 2 is based on the spontaneous speech acts produced in Cassandra Has Turned 1 by prophetesses Ilya Noé, Kareth Schaffer, and Lisa Vereertbrugghen.
Produced by Kareth Schaffer. Funded by Hauptstadtkulturfonds in co-operation with Tanzfabrik Berlin and the friendly support of teh residency schloss bröllin e.V. Funded by the Ministerium für Bildung, Wissenschaft und Kultur des Landes Mecklenburg-Vorpommern und dem Landkreis Vorpommern-Greifswald. Media partner: taz. die tageszeitung
M.i.C.A. - Movement in Contemporary Art
KARETH SCHAFFER is a choreographer and performer: in her "post-postmodern" dance pieces she has so far examined prophecies, mud wrestling, thrillers, synchronised swimming, foley, emoticons and conversation formats, among others. Her most recent works include a diptych about the tragic heroine Kassandra (Cassandra Has Turned 1 + 2, 2018), a fan fiction piece about Angela Merkel (Merkel Dances, 2019) and a comprehensive investigation of foley, the dubbing of sounds in film, as a choreographic tool (Unheard Of, 2016). Schaffer is a Pina Bausch Scholar and was nominated by the Jahrbuch Tanz for the "Dancer of the Year 2018" award.