• © Christian Knieps

  • © Christian Knieps

  • © Christian Knieps

  • © Christian Knieps



In a landscape of dance and text and sculptures, six performers swop their biographies. They approach each other’s lives and statuses, breaking away from the fixations in their own bodies. Their memories are pictorial descriptions of biographies, from the USA, Romania, Korea, the Czech Republic, Australia and the GDR. The biographies come into motion and merge into a collective history. While some grow up in an intellectual extended family, others have to flee from the hell of a late communist dictatorship or struggle through in the precariat of a Californian trailer park. Some are socialized in the prefabricated buildings of the Eastern Bloc, others in large houses on the beach. All of them eventually go on to dance training. And for this evening, they are together on stage in Berlin. The audience surrounds the performers in their unconditional search for similarities and differences – and together with them asks the question: What actually makes us? And how much can we bear from each other?


The performance collective SEE! (SE Struck, Alexandra Knieps) from Cologne has been developing hybrid performance formats since 2005, staging open networks with a self-sufficient formal language that always addresses communalization and participation on theater stages and in urban social contexts. They were at Ballhaus Ost for the first time in 2018 with »ok panik« and most recently presented the dance solo »Sonderbare IRRE«, which was already their third invitation to the theater festival FAVORITEN.

Past Dates
  • Nov 04, 2022
  • Nov 05, 2022


15 | 10 Euros
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70 minutes



By and with

Petr Hastik, Alice Heyward, Hyunjin Kim, David Kummer, Frank Willens

Concept, Direction

S.E. Struck, Alexandra Knieps


Carl-Noë Struck


Lisa James


David Rauer

Light design

Ansgar Kluge


Yvonne Wadewitz

Text edition

Peter Licht

Outside Eye

Johanna-Yasirra Kluhs


Béla Bisom, Genoveva Wieland

A production by SEE! in cooperation with Ballhaus Ost. Supported by Kunststiftung NRW, the Ministry of Arts and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, Kulturamt der Stadt Köln and Fonds Darstellende Künste/Take Action. In co-production with tanz.tausch / Tanz und Performance Festival, supported by Alte Feuerwache Köln.