Auf Deutsch - in German
Cheering and sweating, the performers develop an intersectional-feminist, twelve-excercise event from practices in which they feel like champions:
There’s dance and empathy, solidarity and compliments; in between they breathe and pay tribute to the heroes we have to thank for our knowledge of solidarity. With award ceremonies, video broadcasts and emotionally charged soundtracks, this entertaining sports event takes its course without competitive pressure, taking instead a critical look at the winners' podium: For whom are positions available there? And who is a festival called "The Future is Female*" actually aimed at? A moving performance in 12 acts that makes you sweat.
NADIAH RIEBENSAHM works academically and scenically with decolonial and postcolonial theories and strategies. GOLSCHAN AHMAD HASCHEMI is a cultural scientist, consultant for education critical of racism and anti-Semitism, and freelance artist in various collectives. BANAFSHE HOURMAZDI is a performer in theatre and life and an actress in film and television. MARJA CHRISTIANS moves power-critically on and behind the stage, among others with: ISABEL SCHWENK, who works as a freelance performer and theatre pedagogue.
BY AND WITH Nadiah Riebensahm, Golschan Ahmad Haschemi, Banafshe Hourmazdi, Marja Christians, Isabel Schwenk
A production by Riebensahm / Ahmad Haschemi / Hourmazdi / Christians / Schwenk, in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE and FREISCHWIMMEN, the production platform for performance and theatre, supported by brut Wien, FFT Düsseldorf, Gessnerallee Zürich, Schwankhalle Bremen, SOPHIENSÆLE and Theater Rampe Stuttgart, under the management of SOPHIENSÆLE GmbH. Supported by the Capital Cultural Fund, the Ministry of Science and Culture of Lower Saxony and the LOTTO Foundation. With the support of Theaterhaus Mitte.
The Festival Freischwimmer*innen. The Future is Female* 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.