Oliver Zahn/Julian Warner


Situation with Doppelgänger

Mousonturm Saal


A performative essay about the many permutations of cultural adoption – when are mimicry and appropriation subversive strategies and when are the merely an extension of deeply ingrained racism and colonial practices? Cultural anthropologist, afropessimist and performer Julian Warner takes a closer look together with theatre director and performer Oliver Zahn at the potential of popularity and the construction of authenticity in and via dance.

In German * By and with: Julian Warner und Oliver Zahn. * Supported by the NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ (NPN) International Guest Performance Fund for Dance, which is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media on the basis of a decision by the German Bundestag.“