She She Pop
50 Grades of Shame Ein Bilderbogen nach Wedekinds „Frühlings Erwachen“
- 17.11.2016, 20.00 Uhr€ 19,- / erm. € 9,-
- 18.11.2016, 20.00 Uhr€ 19,- / erm. € 9,-, 50 Grades of Shame - Künstlergespräch im Anschluss
- 19.11.2016, 8 p.m.€ 19,- / red. € 9,-
She She Pop and guests act as staff members of an academy focusing on the
subjects of contractual relationships, loneliness, merging, death and transformation.
Mandatory textbooks are Wedekind’s teenage tragedy and E.L. James novel 50
Shades of Grey. The performer’s own bodies and contained shame serve as visual
teaching aids. In alternately extravagent or simple poses and postures, multiple
generations and genders come face to face in form of real bodies and fantastic
monstrosities, revealing strategic authenticity and naïve imagination. An ars erotica
for the stage – somewhere between modern storybook of sex education and late
medieval dance of the death.
In German with English surtitles.
Concept: She She Pop * Performance: Sebastian Bark, Daniel Belasco Rogers, Knut Berger, Jean Chaize, Jonas Maria Droste, Johanna Freiburg, Fanni Halmburger, Fee Aviv Marschall, Mieke Matzke, Ilia Papatheodorou, Susanne Scholl, Berit Stumpf, Zelal Yesilyurt * Video: Benjamin Krieg * Sets: Sandra Fox * Costumes: Lea Søvsø * Music: Santiago Blaum * Artistic advice: Ruschka Steininger * Dramaturgy: Tarun Kade * Sounddesign: Manuel Horstmann * Lights: Michael Lentner * Technical Tour Support: Florian Fischer, Andreas Kröher, Sven Nichterlein * Production/PR: ehrliche arbeit – freies Kulturbüro * Touring: Tina Ebert * Company Management: Elke Weber * Administration: Aminata Oelßner * A production by She She Pop and Münchner Kammerspiele in co-production with HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin, Kampnagel Hamburg, FFT Düsseldorf, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt a.M. and Kyoto Experiment. Funded by the Berlin Senate Chancellery for Cultural Affairs * Supported by the NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ Guest Performance Fund for Theatre, which is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media and the Departments of Culture and Arts of the German federal state * Supported within the framework of the Alliance of International Production Houses by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.
In German with English surtitles
She She Pop
She She Pop is a performance collective that was founded in the 90s at the Giessen Institute for Applied Theatre Studies. Its members are Sebastian Bark, Johanna Freiburg, Fanni Halmburger, Lisa Lucassen, Mieke Matzke, Ilia Papatheodorou, Berit Stumpf and Elke Weber, their creative producer. The members of the group are predominantly women and they work as a collective. The performers see themselves as authors, dramaturges and practitioners of their stage art. The inclusion of their own autobiographies is above all the method and not the purpose of their work.
The result is a form of theatre firmly committed to experimentation. The stage is always a place of intense publicness. Here, decisions are made, ways of speaking and social systems are tested, and speech gestures and social rituals are tried, rehearsed or discarded. She She Pop sees its task as a search to find the social limits of communication – and to go beyond the protective space of the theatre, in both specific and artistic terms. The theatre is turned into a space for utopian communication. The audience, too, is often given a tangible attribution and a special feature: all of She She Pop’s works are experiments or demonstrations in some way, which would be invalid without spectators.