April 22 23 | 18.00
April 20 + 21 | Performance with German audio description. The preceding tactile tour takes place from 6.45 to 7.15 pm. For audio description and pick-up service, you can register Monday to Friday between 10 am and 6 pm via 030 27 89 00 30 or email@example.com.
It is mandatory to wear an FFP2 mask during the performances.
URSA-X is an immersive and interdisciplinary performance about change and transition(s). Inspired by the notion that transitions arrive and take on many formations throughout our lives, Liz Rosenfeld and their International team of intergenerational collaborators look at their own notions of transitions beyond binaries of gender, loss and expectations of what life brings our way.
In a fusion of cinematic and performative elements, URSA-X tells the story of the main character URSA, a literal and metaphorical hole that cannot be filled and yet yearns to be. At the same time, the work explores the Greek myth surrounding the constellations Ursa Major and Minor (the Big and Little Bear). Performers R. Justin Hunt and Liz Rosenfeld encounter URSA in a choreography that understands their own flesh as collaborative material and experiments with practices of physical transmission. Together they explore how bodies are always in flux and how one can spatially reflect on one's own body in flux.
The show is not suitable for people experiencing Trypophobia (fear of holes).
LIZ ROSENFELD (USA/DE, they/them) is a visual artist and performer working in film/video, performance and experimental writing, based in Berlin. Liz Rosenfeld received an MFA in Performance from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2005, followed by an MA from the Department of Performance Studies at New York University in 2007. Liz's films and performances have been shown in international museums, festivals and venues including The Forum Expanded Program at Berlinale 2022, Bergen Assembly 2019, Berlinische Galerie, Mapa Teatro, Sophiensæle, Hebbel am Ufer, Maxim Gorki Theater, Arts Admin, Galerie Emanuel Layr, Tate Modern, Hammer Museum, Leslie Lohman Museum, Barbican Centre, CAC-Glasgow, Tramway, Stedelijk Museum, C/O Gallery and the German Historical Museum. Liz's short films are represented by Video Data Bank and LUX Moving Image. Liz's first immersive 360° film, White Sands Crystal Foxes, conceived for a planetarium, had its world premiere as a Special Event of the Forum Expanded Program of Berlinale 2022 and was nominated for a Teddy Award for Best Short Film. Liz was shortlisted for the Anti Festival Live Art Prize 2022.
PERFORMANCE, CONCEPT, DIRECTOR Liz Rosenfeld PERFORMANCE R. Justin Hunt STAGE Sadie Weis COMPOSITION AND SOUND DESIGN Neda Sanai LIGHT DESIGN Joseph Wegmann TEXT Johanna Linsley DRAMATURGY An*dre Neely ACCESSIBILITY DRAMATURGY Noa Winter ARTISTIC COLLABORATION AND VOICE COACH Alex Piasente-Szymański COSTUME DESIGN Marquet K. Lee ADDITIONAL ORIGINAL SOUND Shara Heshiimu ORIGINAL TEXT WRITTEN BY Johanna Linsley AUDIODESCRIPTION Ursina Tossi, Nicole Meyer DISTRIBUTION Kira Koplin TECHNICAL DIRECTION Elliott Cennetoglu PRODUCTION Anna von Glasenapp / High Expectations
A production by Liz Rosenfeld in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE Berlin and Kampnagel Hamburg. Supported by the Hauptstadtkulturfonds. Media partners: Berlin Art Link, Missy Magazine, Siegessäule, tipBerlin, taz.die tageszeitung.
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