Once upon a time there was a fan from Thuringia. He was enchanted by a famous tennis player from West Germany. But one day, a nasty, moaning opponent from Yugoslavia appeared on the scene….
The piece tells the story of the attack on tennis star Monica Seles in the context of the global political events in the early 1990s and seeks ways out of media tales of good and evil, East and West, perpetrator and victim.
In his work as a director Demjan Duran deals with his country of birth, Yugoslavia. By researching the past, he digs out themes into and for today, and places them in an overall social context. »Ein Fan aus Thüringen« is his first piece in Berlin.
A post-apocalyptic sitcom about the social middle and the brutality of the normal.
MAN and WOMAN are still sitting in their cosy home and living their Best Life. Do they notice that they are revealing their fears and obsessions and peeling off their bourgeois shell layer by layer? Between the routines, the personal narratives of the performers sneak in, who are completely different from MAN and WOMAN – at least again and again.
FEELINGS comprises the stage, sound and online works, artistic research, games and feelings that Jil Dreyer and Josef Mehling have been developing with and for each other since 2017. They have previously shown work at the Staatstheater Mainz, FELD Theater Berlin and Gessnerallee Zurich, among others. »Society Intact« is their first work at Ballhaus Ost.
What would happen if Christmas didn’t exist?Christmas is the most beautiful celebration of the year for most people, and yet everything often happens at the last minute. Many people associate Christmas only with stress and agony: Rushing through the stores to get the necessary, increasingly expensive gifts. But in a time of frantic speed, we need things to give us pause. We need Christmas to be able to live. A wintry world celebrates the breakthrough of love and hope.God sends his Son to earth as a little helpless child. We experience God’s closeness to humanity. He shares his life with us, knows about joy and sorrow. He gives us hope, shows us how small beginnings can grow into great things. But it came to pass at that time…”, we all know the beginning of this story and also its end, but in the meantime the world has changed.This year again we want to celebrate a morning of joy and reflection with memories and shining children’s eyes, a classic nativity play. Only different. Not in real space, but in digtal. Separated from each other, but still together. Take each other by the virtual hand. Everything stays the same, everything is different, it will be wonderful. Together instead of lonely.
In the interplay of documentary, live music, live video and bodily performance, a space is created in which Fleshdance of different perspectives and concepts, explores the meaning of the body – the flesh – in today’s society.
The production collaboration boikott was founded in 2017 by Robin Plenio and Sophie Krause and has been a growing structure ever since. In their work they combine documentary research with performative hybrids from the performing arts, video art and electroacoustic music.
The mega-project Ur-Oper #1 to 10 starts on 19.01.2023 with the show #1 »Ich fühls nicht« after a comic by Liv Strömquist!
Ur-Oper #2: 4.2., 22:00
Ur-Oper #3: 4.3., 22:00
Ur-Oper #4: 1.4., 22:00
Ur-Oper #5: 13.5., 22:00
Ur-Oper #6: 3.6., 22:00
Ur-Oper #7: 1.7., 22:00
Ur-Oper #8: 2.9., 22:00
Ur-Oper #9: 7.10., 22:00
Ur-Oper #10: 4.11., 22:00
The multimedia performance is an allegorical performance-essay that speculates about the possibilities of returning to a primordial state of fluid equality amongst all lifeforms. With little action and much space for mind-wondering it invites to linger and digress while listening to atmospheric water sounds, pounding bass drums or the seductive voice of Baby Marcel.
In his works Max Gadow focuses on the investigation of Western myths and power structures and derives performative processes from them. The formats range from installations to workshops and stage productions.
A Durational Online Festival A new festival: It’s about time! It’s about time! (Es ist Zeit!) It’s finally about time! (Es geht endlich los!) It has been about time (Die Zeit war reif) since November 2020. Back then many people were supposed to come together for four days in very small spaces for very long or very short performances. But the festival went with time and transformed its essence: It moved its program into the endless time and space of the Internet and will present itself there from September 2021. Curated by Anne Brammen, Monika Gintersdorfer, Tina Pfurr and Daniel Schrader, the Durational Online Festival It’s about time will develop, present and archive artistic works by Barbara Lenartz, Club Real, Elisabeth Tambwe, Felizitas Stilleke | Smruthi Gargi Eswar, GRUPO D3 CHOK3, Markus&Markus, ONCE WE WERE ISLANDS, vorschlag:hammer, vt corp. and many more for an unpredictably long period of time. It’s about time is a tribute to durational performances that allows art to take its time. It is a festival that will last.