Olympia Bukkakis replay

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Drag/Music/Dance
February 02 03 04 | 20.00
February 05 | 18.00
Tickets
Festsaal
15/10 €

Premiere 

Language no problem

FEBRUARY 02 | Artist Talk after the show. 

FEBRUARY 03 + 04 | Shows in a relaxed performance format. This has been developed with the intention of facilitating access for those who are excluded by the traditional burgeois theatre format. People are allowed to make noises, move around or leave the space and come back if they want or need to. The format is meant to create space for people to relate in their own way to the artistic work.

What dance does the cello demand from the musician? How to interpret the punishingly rigid score of the pop song? What is it that moves inside the tragic diva? And is she actually even singing? replay investigates the formal relationships between movement and sound in different cultural spaces.

The new work by Olympia Bukkakis with the two dancers Am Ertl und The Darvish, is a one-hour piece inspired by music videos, drag shows, opera and classical music. Bukkakis takes a critical look at high art’s obsession with dying women, pop culture’s dehumanization and the oppressive hetero- and cisnormativitiy always waiting in the wings of the drag stage. With references to her own biography and a critical view of the social context that produces certain forms, she thus also poses questions about class and cultural hierarchies.

If any questions remain from the following information, please feel free to contact Hannah Aldinger at barrierefreiheit@sophiensaele.com or 030 27 89 00 35. Please note that details may change by the day of the event.

Duration

  • approx. 60 minutes

Language

  • little language
  • English spoken language
  • not necessary for understanding

Sound

  • Shouts into the audience

Other effects

  • Fog
  • Haze
  • Wind

Audience area

  • Seated grandstand
  • 2 beanbag seats bookable
  • 2 wheelchair places bookable
  • During the show it is dark in the audience area

Early boarding
If, for artistic reasons, the door to the auditorium does not open until very shortly before the performance begins, there is the option of early boarding.

Relaxed event
The shows on 3rd and 4th February are presented in a relaxed performance format.

Tickets

  • Reservations can be made via the ticket telephone at 030 283 52 66, Monday to Friday from 4pm-6pm
  • Via the online ticket shop
  • At the box office

You can also find more information about accessibility here.

OLYMPIA BUKKAKIS, Queen of the Heavens and of the Earth, Empress of Despair, and Architect of Your Eternal Suffering is a drag queen, choreographer, moderator and writer. Originally from Australia, she has lived and worked in Berlin since 2012, organising queer performance events such as Get Fucked, Queens Against Borders and Apocalypse Tonight. After graduating from the SODA Master at HZT in 2019 she presented: Gender Euphoria (2019 Tanztage), Under Pressures (2019 Gessnerallee), Boys Night Out (2020 Melbourne), A Touch of the Other (2020 Risk and Resilience Festival, Sophiensæle) and Too Much (2021 Sophiensæle). Her practice is situated within, and inspired by, the tensions and intersections between queer nightlife, contemporary dance and performance.

CONCEPT, CHOREOGRAPHY, PERFORMANCE Olympia Bukkakis CHOREOGRAPHY, PERFORMANCE Am Ertl CO-DEVELOPMENT, PERFORMANCE The Darvish COMPOSITION, DRAMATURGY Thierry Tidrow MOVEMENT RESEARCH, DRAMATURGY Maria Scaroni STAGE DESIGN Camille Lacadee SOUND DESIGN MINQ COSTUME Alexis Mersman LIGHTING DESIGN, TECHNICAL DIRECTION Bryan Schall Artistic + organisational collaboration Paul Niedermayer PRODUCTION DIRECTION Lisa Gehring

A production by Olympia Bukkakis in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE. Supported by the Hauptstadtkulturfonds. With the support of Fleetstreet Theater. With the kind support of Fleetstreet Theater and Kampnagel. Media partner: taz.

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Tickets
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Festsaal | 15/10 €

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