September 24 | 14.00
September 25 | 16.00
Sheena McGrandles’s successful experimental musical is back: Between concert, spoken word and performance, one ensemble together with a small choir of childless people speculates on new ways of starting a family!
A temporary collective of Berlin artists explores different perspectives on parenthood and the symbolic power of the child as a bearer of hope. Where does the human need to create a family come from? Which bodies may and can reproduce, how and where? What wishes do we project onto a child who, as part of a new generation, could permanently change our current society with its classic family constructs and role distributions? A multi-layered and humorous artistic work that links myths and stories from antiquity and the present with personal experiences.
Sheena McGrandles is a dancer and choreographer living in Berlin. She works in various contexts including theatre/stage, education and independent art and culture projects. Her current group of works explores radical temporality as a means of detailed exploration and exaggeration of movement. Her works create hyper-real, multi-narrative and humorous moving landscapes. Sheena presents her works nationally and internationally, including London (The Place), Amsterdam (something raw), Berlin (Sophiensæle), Mexico City (Museo Universitario Del Chopo), Los Angeles (PSSST). With Figured, Sheena McGrandles was invited to the Tanzplattform 2020.The piece FLUSH was shown at the TANZPLATTFORM 2022 in Berlin.
CONCEPT Sheena McGrandles BY + WITH Sheena McGrandles, Moss Beynon Juckes, Claire Vivianne Sobottke, Colin Self, Stellan Veloce, Marta Forsberg CHOIR DIRECTION Colin Self CHOIR Olympia Bukkakis/Maria F. Scaroni, Marek Polgesek, Emeka Ene, Valerie Renay CO-CONCEPT, DRAMATURGY Mila Pavicevic VOCAL COACHing Ignacio Jarquin CHOREOGRAPHIC OUTSIDE EYE Maria F. Scaroni IRISH DANCE COACHing Constantin Kirsten LIGHTING DESIGN, TECHNICAL DIRECTOR Annegret Schalke SET, COSTUMES Michiel Keuper, Martin Sieweke PRODUCTION ehrliche Arbeit – freelance office for culture. Thanks to Ivan Bartsch for sound engineering the 2021 shows.
A production by Sheena McGrandles in coproduction with SOPHIENSÆLE. The original production was financed by the Capital Cultural Fund and the Senate Department for Culture and Europe with funds of the mobility fund “Draussenstadt”. Supported by the PSR-Kollektiv, Uferstudios and Tanzfabrik. The new blackbox version is funded by the Bezirkskulturfonds Berlin-Mitte, the Wiederaufnahmeförderung of the City of Berlin and supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media within the program NEUSTART KULTUR. Media partner: taz, die tageszeitung.