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Riebensahm/Ahmad Haschemi/Hourmazdi/Christians/Schwenk SWEAT
freischwimmen_sweat_HP
November 29 30 | 19.00 Performance
Kantine | 15/10 EURO

Cheering and sweating, the performers develop an intersectional-feminist, twelve-excercise event from practices in which they feel like champions.

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hannsjana Die große M.I.N.T.-Show
MINT-Show_c_Marie Weich_HP
November 29 30 | 21.00 Performance
Festsaal | 15/10 EURO

In a performative laboratory that is simultaneously comedy, talk and game show, hannsjana confronts the mechanisms of ostracisation within scientific disciplines.

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Gruppe CIS Dark Daily Soap
c_Sabrina Schray, Surja Ahmed_HP
December 01 | 17.30 - 19.00
December 03 04 | 17.30 - 20.30
December 05 | 17.30 - 20.00
December 06 | 18.00 - 19.00
Video-Installation
Raum 213 | Free Entrance

Dark Daily Soap banishes the actors from the film set and effectively stages their voids with light, music and camera movement.

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Politics of Love #6 - Softness
Freischwimmer_innen_Motiv_HP_neu
December 01 | 19.00 Discourse
Kantine | 5 EURO

In the festival-edition of our discussion series Politics of Love, we deal with questions of vulnerability, emotionality and seriousness.

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Sööt/Zeyringer Angry Hour
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December 03 04 | 19.00 Performance
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 EURO

A performative encyclopedia of female outbursts that uses rage as an empowerment strategy.

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Coombs Marr / Martinez / Truscott Wild Bore
Wild Bore_Promobild_c_Maria Baranova
December 03 04 | 20.30 Performance
Festsaal | 15/10 EURO

Three masters of smart, spiky, political comedy delve into the torrent of critical fury and prove that they are not afraid to talk out of their arses.

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Follow Us Nora oder ein Altenheim
Follow Us_c_Annina Machaz, Mira Kandathil_hoch_HP
December 05 | 20.00
December 06 | 21.00
Performance
Kantine | 15/10 EURO

Follow Us brings Henrik Ibsen's best-known female figure into the present and transfers her, in accordance with the demographic change of our time, to the retirement home.

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Meet the Freischwimmer*innen
Freischwimmer_innen_Motiv_HP_neu
December 06 | 15.00 - 18.00 Präsentation
Festsaal-Foyer | Free Entrance

The Freischwimmen-groups die apokalyptischen tänzer*innen, Rotterdam Presenta and Gruppe CIS present their current projects for discussion.

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Jack Halberstam TRANS* FEMINISM AND PERFORMANCE
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December 06 | 19.00 Lecture
Festsaal | 5 EURO

Jack Halberstam tracks down a lost history of trans-feminist vocalists within the history of female* punk performances.

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Caroline Creutzburg Woman with Stones
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December 07 08 | 18.00 Performance/Tanz
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 EURO

Woman with Stones broadens the concept of drag with an entire pool of transformation fantasies.

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Last Yearz Interesting Negro i ride in colour and soft focus, no longer anywhere
Last Yearz Interesting Negro_i ride in colour and soft focus, no longer anywhere_Carlos Jimenez and Katarzyna Perlak_2017_HP
December 07 08 | 20.00 Performance/Tanz
Festsaal | 15/10 EURO

A choreographic meditation on osmosis and internalisation and the feeling of being possessed by other people's fantasies.

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Public in Private / Clément Layes ONON
ONON_c_Public in Private_HP
December 12 13 14 15 | 19.30 Dance
Festsaal | 15/10 EURO

A choreographic labyrinth: ONON looks at the things and digital systems that organize our everyday lives.

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Laurie Young + Justine A. Chambers One Hundred More
one-hundred-more_c_marianne-duval_HP
December 12 13 14 15 | 21.00 Dance
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 EURO

Dance as political tool.

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TANZSCOUT-Einführung zu ONON
ONON_TS
December 13 | 18.00 Einführung
Kantine | 5 EURO

In a one-hour introduction we approach the production ONON.

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Lange / Kress / Mazza / Stymest VIER
Vier_c_Paul Sleev_HP
December 17 18 | 20.00 Musical
Kantine | 15/10 EURO

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Das große Kiezchortreffen #2
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December 19 | 19.00 Singalong
Festsaal | 10/7 EURO

Our musical Christmas treat celebrates another season!

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Specials

Festival

Freischwimmer*innen. The Future Is F*e*m*a*l*e*

Freischwimmer_innen_Motiv_HP_neu
© Jan Grygoriew, Christiane Heim

NOVEMBER 29 – DECEMBER 08
The relaunched newcomer platform Freischwimmen meets the sequel to The Future is F*e*m*a*l*e*: Alongside international feminist guest performances the Freischwimmer*innen offer ten days packed with queerfeminism – cross-generational and suitable for everyday use! With performances, dance and lectures the festival presents queerfeminist strategies for a non-binary and intersectionally feminist future.

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Freischwimmer*innen. The Future Is F*e*m*a*l*e* Politics of Love #6 - Softness

Freischwimmer_innen_Motiv_HP_neu
© Jan Grygoriew, Christiane Heim

Discourse

December 01 | 19.00
Kantine
5 EURO

Auf Deutsch - in German

In the festival-edition of our discussion series Politics of Love, we deal with questions of vulnerability, emotionality and seriousness.

The current tendency towards softness as a performance strategy and as a gender-queer styling trend contains contradictions and raises questions: Can the new softness live up to its claim of alternative political principles of care and realize its refusal of gender dualisms? Or has it long been subject to a neoliberal logic that runs counter to its critical potential? Which conditions need to be given to oppose the hardness of current sexist and neo-fascist tendencies in a way that’s both gentle and determined? An evening about queerfeminist strategies between aesthetics and politics.

GUESTS

NADIAH RIEBENSAHM is studying for a Master's degree in Inszenierung der Künste und der Medien in Hildesheim. Riebensahm literarily and theatrically deals with topics of postcolonial studies in their artistic and academic work. Recurring motifs of these works are safe spaces, BIPoC empowerment and questions of intersectionality in queer discourses. From 2016 to 2019 Riebensahm has been part of the collective TEAM SOFT. Departing from friendships, the young collective attempted to negotiate racism-critical discourses with itself and the audience in two performances.

JULE GOVRIN is a philosopher whose research is located at the interface of political theory, social philosophy and aesthetics. She made her PhD at the FU Berlin on the history of the theory of desire and economics and has worked at the Institute for Queer Theory. Currently she is investigating the staging of authentic authority in the history of political ideas from the Enlightenment to the present.  Govrin is the author of Sex, God and Capital. Houellebecq's subjugation between neoreactionary rhetoric and post-secular politics (2016). In addition to her academic work, she has been active as a journalist, for example as a guest author for 10 after 8.

CONcEPT, MODERATION Joy Kristin Kalu Guests Jule Govrin, Nadiah Riebensahm

The festival Freischwimmer*innen. The Future is F*e*m*a*l*e* is supported by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe and by the Capital Cultural Fund. Media partners: Ask Helmut, ExBerliner, Flux FM, Missy Magazine, taz. die tageszeitung, Zitty.

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