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Meet the Freischwimmer*innen

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Conversation

December 06 | 15.00 - 18.00
Festsaal-Foyer
Free Entrance

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 

Programme

Today | 19:00 - 22:00

Caroline Creutzburg wabe[]ost

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October 24 | 19.00 - 22.00
October 25 26 27 | 16.00 - 22.00
Digital Media Installation
Hochzeitssaal | 10/7 EURO

Computer avatars in conversation: An audiovisual installation with interviews of witnesses and heirs of a life in the GDR that draws a fragmentary and broad picture of identity.

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Das Ost-West-Ding hannsjana Anstattführung
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October 26 27 | 17.00
October 27 | 14.00
Spaziergang
Stadtführung / Start im Hof - Ende U-Bhf. Gesundbrunnen | 15/10 EURO

In a performative audio walk, hannsjana explore the East-West dialogue in Berlin's urban space as a border-crossing pack of bears.

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Das Ost-West-Ding KiezKantine XV – Ost
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October 29 | 19.00 Salon
Kantine | 5 EURO INKL. SUPPE

Personal perspectives from the neighbourhood on the fall of the Berlin Wall and the post-reunification period.

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Das Ost-West-Ding Alles Nazis? - Zivilgesellschaft im Osten
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October 31 | 19.00 Gesprächsrunde
Kantine | 5 EURO

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Das Ost-West-Ding Das Ost-West-Ding – Die Gala
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November 01 | 19.30 Gesprächsrevue
Festsaal | 15/10 EURO

In ten-minute statements, the gala presents unheard-of narratives and new perspectives on the German-German divide as well as visions and wishes for the future.

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Das Ost-West-Ding Kareth Schaffer + Rike Flämig Ohne Frauen ist kein Staat zu machen
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November 02 | 19.00 Choreografierte Gespräche
Kantine | 10/7 EURO

A choreographed conversation on feminist utopias and strategies of resistance.

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Das Ost-West-Ding Tucké Royale + Kaey Aufbruch, Abbruch, Umbruch
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November 02 | 21.00 Salon + Liederabend
Hochzeitssaal | 10/7 EURO

Song Evening and Reading on the Migration Background East

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Das Ost-West-Ding Saša Asentić & Collaborators Tanz in der DDR: Was bleibt?
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November 07 08 09 10 | 19.00 Dance
Festsaal | 15/10 EURO

A choreographic expedition through the dance scene of the GDR.

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FERNÁNDEZ / PIQUERO / VITERI Fan De Ellas
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November 12 13 14 15 | 20.00 Dance
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 EURO

A choreographic homage to the lives of (un)visible Latinx heroines*.

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Raus aus dem Kopf, rein in den Körper
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November 13 | 17.00 Workshop
Kantine | 15/10 EURO

The workshop series for everyone who wants to bring more movement into their (working) everyday life! Different exercises and small choreographies which are easily transferable to practice with children, teenagers and adults are tested playfully. A script summarizes all the exercises in a detailed g...

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No Limits 2019
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November 16 | 16.00 - 21.00 Festival
Various Locations | 15/10 EURO

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Freischwimmer*innen. The Future Is F*e*m*a*l*e* Riebensahm / Ahmad Haschemi / Hourmazdi / Christians / Schwenk SWEAT
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November 29 30 | 19.00 Performance
Kantine | 15/10 EURO

Cheering and sweating, the performers develop an intersectional-feminist, twelve-excercise event from practices in which they feel like champions.

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Freischwimmer*innen. The Future Is F*e*m*a*l*e* hannsjana Die große M.I.N.T.-Show
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November 29 30 | 21.00 Performance
Festsaal | 15/10 EURO

In a performative laboratory that is simultaneously comedy, talk and game show, hannsjana confronts the mechanisms of ostracisation within scientific disciplines.

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Freischwimmer*innen. The Future Is F*e*m*a*l*e* Gruppe CIS Dark Daily Soap
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December 01 | 17.30 - 19.00
December 03 04 | 17.30 - 20.30
December 05 | 17.30 - 20.00
December 06 | 18.00 - 19.00
Video-Arbeit
Raum 213 | Free Entrance

Dark Daily Soap banishes the actors from the film set and effectively stages their voids with light, music and camera movement.

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Freischwimmer*innen. The Future Is F*e*m*a*l*e* Politics of Love #6 - Softness
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December 01 | 19.00 Discourse
Kantine | 5 EURO

The sixth edition of our discussion series Politics of Love takes place as part of the performance festival Freischwimmer*innen. The Future is Female* and, in the name of softness, addresses current queerfeminist strategies between aesthetics and politics.

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Freischwimmer*innen. The Future Is F*e*m*a*l*e* Sööt/Zeyringer Angry Hour
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December 03 04 | 19.00 Performance
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 EURO

A performative encyclopedia of female outbursts that uses rage as an empowerment strategy.

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Freischwimmer*innen. The Future Is F*e*m*a*l*e* Coombs Marr / Martinez / Truscott Wild Bore
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December 03 04 | 20.30 Performance
Festsaal | 15/10 EURO

Three masters of smart, spiky, political performance delve into the torrent of critical fury that has been aimed at baffling, misunderstood and downright awful works of art (including their own).

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Freischwimmer*innen. The Future Is F*e*m*a*l*e* Follow Us Nora oder ein Altenheim
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December 05 | 20.00
December 06 | 21.00
Performance
Kantine | 15/10 EURO

Follow Us brings Henrik Ibsen's best-known female figure into the present and transfers her, in accordance with the demographic change of our time, to the retirement home.

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Freischwimmer*innen. The Future Is F*e*m*a*l*e* Meet the Freischwimmer*innen
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December 06 | 15.00 - 18.00 Conversation
Festsaal-Foyer | Free Entrance

The Freischwimmen-groups die apokalyptischen tänzer*innen, Rotterdam Presenta and Gruppe CIS present their current projects for discussion.

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Freischwimmer*innen. The Future Is F*e*m*a*l*e* Jack Halberstam TRANS* FEMINISM AND PERFORMANCE
December 06 | 19.00 Lecture
Festsaal | 5 EURO

Jack Halberstam tracks down a lost history of trans-feminist vocalists within the history of female* punk performances.

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Freischwimmer*innen. The Future Is F*e*m*a*l*e* Caroline Creutzburg Woman with Stones
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December 07 08 | 18.00 Performance
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 EURO

Woman with Stones broadens the concept of drag with an entire pool of transformation fantasies.

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Freischwimmer*innen. The Future Is F*e*m*a*l*e* Last Yearz Interesting Negro i ride in colour and soft focus, no longer anywhere
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December 07 08 | 20.00 Performance/Tanz
Festsaal | 15/10 EURO

A choreographic meditation on osmosis and internalisation and the feeling of being possessed by other people's fantasies.

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Public in Private / Clément Layes ONON
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December 12 13 14 15 | 19.30 Dance
Festsaal | 15/10 EURO

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Laurie Young + Justine A. Chambers One Hundred More
December 12 13 14 15 | 21.00 Dance
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 EURO

Dance as political tool: As mothers and women of colour, two dancers question how power structures have inscribed themselves into their bodies - and what movement is possible within these forms. 

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TANZSCOUT-Einführung zu ONON
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December 13 | 18.00 Einführung
Kantine | 5 EURO

In a one-hour introduction we approach the production ONON.

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Lange / Kress / Mazza / Stymest VIER
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December 17 18 | 20.00 Musical
Kantine | 15/10 EURO

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Das große Kiezchortreffen #2
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December 19 | 19.00 Singalong
Festsaal | 10/7 EURO

Our musical Christmas treat celebrates another season!

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