December 06 | 15.00 - 18.00
Auf Deutsch - in German
In this exchange platform, three Freischwimmen-groups present their current projects for discussion: die apokalyptischen tänzer*innen and Rotterdam Presenta, who are not participating in the festival with performances, and Gruppe CIS, whose installation work, Dark Daily Soap, can be seen at the festival.
The performance collective die apokalyptischen tänzer*innen approaches abstract contexts from an intersectional feminist perspective, making them visible and experienceable on stage. Their new project Aria - die Mehrjungsfrau appropriates right-wing media strategies that operate with fears around the loss of masculinity, subjecting them to a ceremony that's both slimy and purifying and thus transforms them into feminism.
The core team of Rotterdam Presenta, based in Düsseldorf and Brussels, brings together artists from various fields and offers a platform that enables cross-disciplinary theatre discourse. For accident exercises, they set up a laboratory for accident training in the archives of an insurance company, in which they test the moment of a crash: What do we see when we freeze time at the moment of collision?
Gruppe CIS is, since 2013, a group of artists with a changing cast that addresses the effects of emotionally charged media settings on body realities and social scenarios. Their work operates at the interfaces of film, theatre and performance. The video installation Dark Daily Soap is a film without actors that inspires one to question one's own perception of reality and viewing habits, and to create space for the peculiar.
with die apokalyptischen tänzer*innen, Gruppe CIS, Rotterdam Presenta MODERATION Joy Kristin Kalu, Anja Sunhyun Michaelsen