In 2020, Dirty Debut comes to Ballhaus Ost and continues a four-part series of events that promotes the debut presentation of sketchy, unfinished, in short: dirty performances.
Dirty Debut is not only about increasing the visibility of emerging performance artists; it also wants to bring together the entire spectrum of the performance landscape on the same stage. Each evening, four 20-minute performances will be performed. Afterwards, there will be an opportunity to toast the artists* and their work at a joint dinner.
Interested emerging artists apply with a project draft of max. 2000 characters and their curriculum vitae. The application condition is that they are at the starting point of an artistic practice, which should not exceed one professionally prepared production. Further developments of university theses are welcome, but no student project proposals.
A jury will select four drafts from all applications, whose artistic approach and qualitative claim will be judged to be independent and promising. The invited performance makers* will receive a small budget for production, minimal stage design, materials and transportation.
»Pliable« (Djibril Sall)
»NudE NuNs w/BiG GuNs« (Nastja Antonenko, Josephin Hanke, Lucky Hole, Bo Thomas, Laurean Wagner)
»cut me glass | you’re so fucking peinlich« (Fjóla Gautadóttir, Suvi Kemppainen)
»The past« (Else Tunemyr, Liina Magnea)
Concept, artistic direction: Björn Pätz, Sandra Umathum
Dramaturgy: Max*i Wallenhorst, Joshua Wicke
A production by Björn Pätz and Sandra Umathum in cooperation with Ballhaus Ost. Funded by Hauptstadtkulturfonds.