German, English or Korean
If the minimum distance of 1.5 meters cannot be kept, a face mask is obligatory.
Timeslots: 14.30 | 15.30 | 17.00 | 18.00
Duration: approx. 30 minutes
This is an invitation to take a walk together, a format that was given new value in times of pandemic and was often one of the few opportunities for a shared experience. A walk with an unknown person may sound a little strange, because yes, we do not (probably) know each other (yet). But as host and guest we get closer to each other, exchange roles, arrange our time together and see how intimacy and care find space in this moment.
In times of a pandemic, joint walks are very high in popularity. For weeks in spring, they were the only way to experience the public together. At the same time, distance and fresh air keep the risk of infection as low as possible. And yet every encounter also involves risks. It can create understanding, warmth and intimacy, but sometimes also incomprehension and conflict. Encounters can lead to both closeness and distance.
During the festival, we invite artists and audiences to encounter each other on 1:1 walks, thus offering all those who are not yet drawn back to the theatre spaces with the opportunity for an immediate exchange. What drives us? In times of physical distancing, the dialogue with an unknown opens new perspectives on our relationships.
The walk takes about 30 minutes. Most of the time you will be walking, sometimes standing. It is possible to choose between a long and a short route (about 300m) and between German, English or Korean spoken language. If the minimum distance of 1.5 meters cannot be kept, a face mask is obligatory. The information on accessibility will be continuously updated. If you have any questions or require further information, please contact Gina Jeske at firstname.lastname@example.org or 030 29 87 00 35.
OLIVIA HYUNSIN KIM graduated with distinction from the Institut für Angewandte Theaterwissenschaft Gießen and the HfMDK Frankfurt with a master's degree in choreography and performance. As ddanddarakim she collaborates with various artists. Her MeMe series she came, she saw, she said:meme (part 1), MeMe - I see. Ah! (Part 2) and Miss Yellow and Me - I wanna be a musical (Part 3) toured internationally and dealt with exoticism in relation to non-white, "other" bodies. At Sophiensæle she showed most recently her performance Yellow Banana (2019). She has received scholarships from the DAAD, the Berlin Senate, the Rebecca Skelton Fund, Erasmus and the Seoul National University.
WITH Olivia Hyunsin Kim
In Walking Distance is made possible with the support of the Capital Cultural Fund. Media partner: taz. die tageszeitung.