• © Alexandra Polina

  • © Alexandra Polina

  • © Alexandra Polina


Ursina Tossi

Tremble. Touch. Sense if that rock is a rock or an alien. Harmonize with chemicals. Transform. Vibrate. Breath. Confound the »human« with your smell organs.Aliens embody the threatening – the absolutely different – the foreign, the other, the incomprehensible, the feminine, the wild, the chaotic and the monstrous! Their bodies guard the boundaries of the possible and threaten all order. In »COSMICBODIES« seven alien bodies move from their own inner world into outer space – until outer space and inner space merge.
»COSMICBODIES« is a dance piece for people with and without visual impairments and integrates an artistic audio description. After »Blue Moon« and »Witches«, is it is the third work by Ursina Tossi from »EXCESSIVE SHOWING you can only dismantle the master’s house with the monster’s tools!«, a choreographic series of critical queer-feminist perspectives on the constructions of femininity and monstrous bodies in the context of mythology, history(-ies) and pop culture.


  • Mar 24, 2022
Past Dates
  • Mar 24, 2022
  • Mar 25, 2022
  • Mar 26, 2022


60 minutes


Language no problem
With integrated audio description in German and English

Artistic direction, choreography

Ursina Tossi

Co-choreography, performance

Anand Dhanakoti, Camilla Brogaard, Damini Gairola, Girish Kumar Rachappa, Huen Tin Yeung, Lisa Rykena, Ursina Tossi


Zwoisy Mears-Clarke


Johannes Miethke


Lars Kracht

Stage design

Raphaela Andrade

Costume design

Nina Divitschek

Costume design assistance

Daniela Dreissigacker


Nona Siepmann

Production, press relations



Alexandra Polina


LEAD Productions (Uta Engel & Lea Connert)


A production by Ursina Tossi in coproduction with Ballhaus Ost, Kampnagel Hamburg and Tanzfaktur Cologne. Funded by Hauptstadtkulturfonds, Ministry of Culture and Media Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg, Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, NRW Landesbüro Freie Darstellende Künste. With friendly support by Huckepack Umzüge.