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Kareth Schaffer Question of Belief

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April 14 Replay
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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 Mădălina Dan and Manon Parent fight their way through the stage landscape.

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Vanessa Stern Sleeping Duties
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April 20 | 18.00
April 21-30
May 01 02 03 04
Theaterfilm
Online | Solidarische Preisstufen 5/10/15/20/25 Euro Tickets

Railroadmovie meets Kammerspiel: The theater film by Vanessa Stern can be seen again on www.dringeblieben.de.

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Lea Sherin Kübler + Soraya Reichl & Ensemble Remember Now!
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May 07 08 09 | 14.00
May 07 08 09 | 17.00
Performance/Audiowalk
Start im Hof der Sophiensaele | Tickets 5€

Who do we want to remember and in what ways can we do so? Remember Now! invites you to a performative and interactive audio walk in Berlin's urban space and takes a critical look at Berlin's places of remembrance. In dynamic scene collages, the audience experiences history(s) from a perspective of resistance.

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          Melanie Jame Wolf Highness

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          2017 October 25 26 27 28 | 21.00
          2018 April 27 28 | 20.00
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          Masterful women, drag superstars, actual monarchs, aging queers: What makes a Queen a Queen? Highness critically inhabits and stages ideas of "the regal feminine": the precarious labor of working a crown in the everyday, in divergent narratives of history and colony and blood, and in relation to one's subjects; the magic trick of holding on to the right to rule, of appearing born for the task, of deserving one's place, of remembering to remember how to serve. Soft power, iron rule, petty tyranny, virgin queen – what is the relation of power to legacy, and legacy to sacrifice on the territory of a woman's body that is "royal"?

          Involving a video collaboration with artist Sam Smith, Highness is the second piece in the Arch Type-trilogy of performance works begun in 2015 with Mira Fuchs. This trilogy investigates economies of affect as they relate to three available archetypes of performing womanhood: the Whore, the Queen, and the Hag.

          TEXT, CHOREOGRAPHY, VIDEO, PERFORMANCE Melanie Jame Wolf VIDEO, SET Sam Smith COSTUME Veronika Schneider SOUND DESIGN Annika Henderson, 24k/Carl Anderson ARTISTIC ADVISORS Sharon Smith TANZ Louise Trueheart, Alistair Watts MANAGEMENT björn & björn

          A production by Melanie Jame Wolf/Savage Amusement funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body. With support from Arts House Melbourne, Metro Arts Brisbane, and Schwankhalle Bremen. media partner: taz.die tageszeitung

          Melanie Jame Wolf makes performances, films, and installations about performance economies and immaterial capital. Sometimes solo, sometimes with friends. Always exploring systems of value and exchange, particularly as they occur in the murky field of immaterial capital – the social, the cultural, the affective. She investigates these flows as they are produced through ideas of ghosts, of gender, of pop, of myth, of morality, of sensuality, of class. Melanie Jame has shown her work in gallery, theatre, and film festival contexts around the world. She premiered her two last major performance works HIGHNESS and TONIGHT at Sophiensaele. savage-amusement.com

           

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