im*possible bodies. performing sharing celebrating. Festival for Utopian Practices.
Tue. 17. — Sun. 29.04.2018

For centuries, German stages have been dominated by white men. More and more artists oppose their omnipotence with alternative aesthetics, narratives and political issues, bringing queer, trans*, Black and PoC voices and bodies into theatre strongholds and public spaces. Nonetheless, their position remains threatened and fragile. As a festival for utopian practices, im*possible bodies creates a space of possibility, congregating and celebrating actual, excluded as well as marginalized bodies and welcoming those still to be conceived. It is a meeting of art and activism: who is allowed to speak, present, define? Who dominates social and artistic representation? im*possible bodies stands for beauty and vulnerability, empowerment and taking a stand, solidarity and coalitions, the active vindication of non-conformity at all risks. Performances, dance, workshops, concerts and meetings allow for visions as well as retreats. Tucké Royale, Simone Dede Ayivi, Nuray Demir and Tümay Kılınçel vigorously work on queering and rewriting herstories; performer and author Jaamil Olawale Kosoko and choreographer Last Yearz Interesting Negro deal with Black queer or male bodies; a Brazilian collective (last at Mousonturm with “Macaquinhos”) develops new choreographies of dispersal centered around the colonialized body. Ayla Pierrot Arendt, Carolina Mendonça, Joana Tischkau, Anta Helena Recke and initiatives such as Queergehört or SUQ invite to discussions within the Frankfurt context. They are all in the process of hijacking a closed off and seemingly normative art space. In the “Wonder-Inn”, they host assemblies and hang-outs, sharing, queering and caring, im*possible bibliographies, b-runch and the minibar. They explore the potential of queerness and cruise through a utopia – that represents very concrete concerns.

The project "im*possible bodies. performing sharing celebrating. Festival for Utopian Practices" is funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation and supported by the Freunde und Förderer des Mousonturms e.V. (f.f.m).


Ayla Pierrot Arendt & Carolina Mendonça
17.-29.4., 16-22 Uhr, Eintritt frei
17.4., 19:30 im*possible Opening

Tucké Royale
Mit Dolores habt ihr nicht gerechnet – Ein jüdisch-queeres Rachemusical
Performance/ALL IN ab 14 Jahren
17.4., 20.30 Uhr & Gespräch im Anschluss

Queere Verbindungen
Programm mit Frankfurter Initiativen
18.4. - 29.4., Eintritt frei

Warum wir es uns nicht leisten können, in der Mitte zu stehen
18.4., 19.30 Uhr, Eintritt frei
Mit: Tadzio Müller, Stephanie Kuhnen, Isaiah Lopaz, Muriel González Athenas / Moderation: Hengameh Yaghoobifarah (Missy Magazine)

Offene Probe: Joana Tischkau, Anta Helena Recke, Elisabeth Hampe, Frieder Blume
18.4.,18 Uhr, Eintritt frei

Jaamil Olawale Kosoko
19.4., 20 Uhr

20.4., 20 Uhr, € 8

possible knowledge networks
21.4., 12 Uhr, Studio 2, Eintritt frei

im*possible curating
Diskussion mit Jaamil Olawale Kosoko, Mahret Kupka, Nuray Demir, Elisa
Liepsch u.a.
21.4., 16 Uhr, Studio 2, Eintritt frei

Simone Dede Ayivi
Performance, ALL IN ab 14 Jahren
21.4., 19 Uhr & Gespräch im Anschluss

Jaamil Olawale Kosoko
21.4., 21 Uhr

It’s Coffee Time
Künstler*innen-Treffen mit Simone Dede Ayivi, Andrez Ghizze, Caio, Dani Barra, Feliz, Kupalua, Luiz Gustavo u.a.
22.4., 11 Uhr, Studio 2, Eintritt frei

Queergehört – Die Queere Ringvorlesung (Frankfurt)
Status: nicht vorhergesehen. Vom Trans*sein jenseits der Geschlechternormen
Empowerment-Workshop für Trans*- und Nonbinary-Personen mit Gabriel_Nox Kohnke
23.4., 18:30 Uhr, Studio 2, Eintritt frei
Anmeldung: produktion at mousonturm dot de

Nuray Demir & Tümay Kılınçel
Tanz/Performance/ALL IN ab 14 Jahren
23.4., 20 Uhr; 24.4., 18 Uhr & 21 Uhr

CUP Students
Activating the Space
Open Space
25.4., 16 Uhr, Studio 2, Eintritt frei

Andrez Ghizze, Caio, Dani Barra, Feliz, Kupalua, Luiz Gustavo
25.4. & 26.4., 20 Uhr,  ab 18 Jahren

Danny Banany
Queer B-Cademy – Teachings of Post-Academic Knowledge
26.-29.4., Pay as much as you feel

27.4., 21 Uhr, € 5

RaSch- Ranzfurter Schwestern
Be Ugly!
Würgshop in RaSch‘s ranzigem Ugly-Salon 
28.4., 17–20 Uhr, Foyer, Eintritt frei

Last Yearz Interesting Negro
i ride in colour and soft focus no longer anywhere
28.4., 20 Uhr

28.4., 21.30 Uhr

Programm Queer B-Cademy – Teachings of Post-Academic Knowledge

Tucké Royale, Preach und Natascha P., Botanical Voguing und B-Cademy Shop
26.4., ab 19 Uhr

Rosana Cade (Glasgow)
Drag Mother
26.4., 22 Uhr, Studio 1

Mavi Veloso (Amsterdam)
truque-trrrah [experiment #2]
27.4., 19.30 Uhr, Studio 1

Tucké Royale, Preach und Natascha P.,
Botanical Voguing und B-Cademy Shop
27.4., ab 19 Uhr, Foyers

Rosana Cade (Glasgow)
Queer Day Spa
28.4., 11-17 Uhr, Studio 2, Anmeldung:

Mavi Veloso (Amsterdam)
Trava Lingua
28.4., 15 Uhr, Studio 1, Anmeldung:

Botanical Voguing
28.4., ab 19 Uhr, Foyer

29.4., 12 Uhr, Studio 2