Auf Deutsch + Englisch - In German and English
A group of suburban teenage girls meet. They rap, dream of the future and share both individual and collective memories, oscillating between boredom and panic in the highly-planned architecture of their environment. Trapped amongst the remains of an urban nightmare built on earnest but misguided community housing projects, they wonder: Are there still possibilities waiting at The End of the Road? Cécile Bally’s social critique uses Sitcom-strategies to examine visions of radical change at the peripheries of urban life and transports the audience into an imaginary space at the borders of the city.
Cécile Bally is a Berlin-based choreographer and performer who graduated in dance and choreography from the HZT Berlin, UDK. She previously studied Economics at the Ecole Normale Supérieure and the Pantheon Sorbonne University in France. Her artistic work creates connections between these backgrounds and interrogates, with humour, the place of rationality and magical realism in performance. Cécile Bally roots her work in the science-fiction genre with an eye to social criticism, and therefore studies entitites (vampires, supermarkets), triggering dreams, and nightmares both utopian and dystopian.
CONCEPT, CHOREOGRAPHY, PERFORMANCE Cécile Bally PERFORMANCE Julia Plawgo, Sunayana Shetty, Haszcara DRAMATURGICAL SUPPORT Jonas Rutgeerts LIGHT DESIGN Emma Juliard SOUND DESIGN Jassem Hindi STAGE DESIGN Pablo Ramón Benitez, Cécile Bally COSTUMES Sara Wendt PRODUCTION Ann-Christin Görtz, Valerie Terwei PRESSE Louise Trueheart
A production by Cécile Bally in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE. Funded by the Capital Cultural Fund. With the support of De School van Gaasbeek. Media partner: taz. die tageszeitung