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Politics of Love #6 - Softness #6 Softness

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Discourse

December 01 | 19.00
Kantine
5 EURO

Deutsch und Englisch - German and English

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.

We deal with questions of vulnerability, emotionality and sincerity, which are being controversially discussed, artistically and politically explored and challenged – since at least the emergence of the topic of 'Radical Softness'. The current trend towards softness as a performance strategy and as a gender-queer styling trend involves contradictions and raises questions: Can the new softness live up to its claim of alternative political principles of care and realize its rejection of gender dualisms? Or has it long been subject to a neoliberal logic of exploitation that runs counter to its critical potential? Which conditions need to be given to oppose the hardness of current sexist and neo-fascist tendencies in a way that's both gentle and determined? 

Politics of Love is dedicated to different ways of being there for one another and vouching for one another; which in turn carefully and lovingly crafts a sense of togetherness. Questions of representation are currently at the center stage of theater and politics. Who is representing whom here exactly? Who can represent whom? And how does one stand for oneself? Guests from the performing arts, the fields of aesthetic and political theory will discuss strategies of representation and, herewith, the founding rules of the theater and democracy. The affirmation of concepts focused on solidarity and critical of hegemony are the focal point.

GUESTS

JULE GOVRIN is a philosopher whose research is located at the interface of political theory, social philosophy and aesthetics. She made her PhD at the FU Berlin on the history of the theory of desire and economics and has worked at the Institute for Queer Theory. Currently she is investigating the staging of authentic authority in the history of political ideas from the Enlightenment to the present.  Govrin is the author of Sex, God and Capital. Houellebecq's subjugation between neoreactionary rhetoric and post-secular politics (2016). In addition to her academic work, she has been active as a journalist, for example as a guest author for 10 after 8.

NADIAH RIEBENSAHM is studying for a Master's degree in Inszenierung der Künste und der Medien in Hildesheim. Riebensahm literarily and theatrically deals with topics of postcolonial studies in their artistic and academic work. Recurring motifs of these works are safe spaces, BIPoC empowerment and questions of intersectionality in queer discourses. From 2016 to 2019 Riebensahm has been part of the collective TEAM SOFT. Departing from friendships, the young collective attempted to negotiate racism-critical discourses with itself and the audience in two performances.

CONcEPT, MODERATION Joy Kristin Kalu Guests Jule Govrin, Nadiah Riebensahm

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
OWD_Motiv_c_Dorothea Tuch_Design_Jan Grygoriew
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?
Sasa Asentic_Tanz in der DDR_Videostill_Willehad Grafenhorst_HP
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
Fan de Ellas_HP
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
No Limits_Space in Between_c_Welly-OBrien
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
MINT-Show_c_Marie Weich_HP
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.

» more

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
The Wild Bore - Malthouse Theatre - Tim Grey Photography_HP5
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
ONON_TS
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
Vier_c_Paul Sleev_HP
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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