Sheena McGrandles
Figured + Flush

Figured | © Martin Rottenkolber

FEBRUARY 20 | 19.00 PM | Premiere

In Figured and Flush, Sheena McGrandles explores radical temporality. With great attention to detail, Figured exposes the absurdity and artificiality of everyday gestures. Flush, following Gertrude Stein, breaks down linear and traditional forms of storytelling-perhaps even evoking a new lesbian temporality and aesthetic.

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          Kareth Schaffer Question of Belief

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          In English

          „We counted all our demons, saw there was one for every day.”

          In her new work, choreographer Kareth Schaffer devotes herself to the demons of today's world: between actionism and laziness, distraction and apathy, the performers Madalina Dan and Manon Parent fight their way through the stage landscape. Inspired by the way of life of early Christian monks, the so-called "desert fathers", the dancers submit to rhythms of community, ritual and work. But contemporary demons such as boredom, distraction and apathy are at work on stage. While the performers literally struggle with the relationship between belief and action, they find choreographic answers to timeless questions of philosophy!

          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.

          CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT, CHOREOGRAPHY Kareth Schaffer PERFORMANCE Madalina Dan, Manon Parent LIGHT DESIGN Joseph Wegmann STAGE DESIGN Dan Lancea COSTUME DESIGN Lauren Steel SOUND DESIGN, COMPOSITION Jean P'ark PRESS AND PUBLIC RELATIONS Michael Ludwig Tsouloukidse PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT M.i.C.A. - Movement in Contemporary Art

          A production by Kareth Schaffer, funded by the Hauptstadtkulturfonds and with support of Tanzfabrik Berlin, EDEN Studios, and Uferstudios Berlin. Media partner: taz. die tageszeitung