In her new work, choreographer Kareth Schaffer addresses the demons of today’s world: Between actionism and laziness, distraction and apathy, the performers Mădălina Dan and Manon Parent fight their way through stage designer Dan Lancea's inflating stage landscape. Between potato chip-fueled fantasies of world and self-improvement, smartphone-induced contactless impro or a lethargic yawning contest, rage suddenly erupts from the dancers - until the next moment of distraction. To the subtle synthesizer rhythms of sound designer Jean P'ark, a demonology of the contemporary unfolds, exploring the multiple bodily constitutions into which we are placed in the name of different belief systems. At the same time, the piece creates a space of experience for the wonders that have always been possible even beyond spiritual asceticism and the Work-Hard-paradigm.
CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT, CHOREOGRAPHY Kareth Schaffer PERFORMANCE Mădălina Dan, Manon Parent SOUNDDESIGN Jean P'ark STAGE Dan Lancea COSTUME Lauren Steel LIGHTING Joseph Wegmann/Elliot Cennetoglu PRESS + PR Michael Ludwig Tsouloukidse CAMERA TEAM, STREAMING Magma Studio (Leonard Leesch + Francisco Hassmann) CAMERA ASSSISTENT Marius Mailänder SOUND Andrea Parolin LIVE-DIRECTOR Sebastian König PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT M.i.C.A. - Movement in Contemporary Art
A production by Kareth Schaffer in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE. Supported by Hauptstadtkulturfonds. With the kind support of Uferstudios Berlin, Tanzfabrik Berlin, and Dock 11/EDEN Studios Berlin. Media partner: taz. die tageszeitung