Meet Your Dancestors! - Some have been waiting for 30 Billion Years!

Tentacular Figurings

Out of a dark, glossy mass, bodies start to materialize – everchanging in their shapes, in the ways they move and meet. In »Meet Your Dancestors!«, Berlin-based Performance collective Tentacular Figurings invites you to a r/evolutionary show, an undisciplined family* reunion with our pre- and post-human ancestors. Three performers will dive down into the primordial soup of our slimy origins in order to crawl, dance and sing their way into the blank spaces of scientific explanatory models. Using objects, masks and puppets, they expand their bodies to conjure up our speculative ancestors beyond normative constructions of species, gender and sexuality. It’s gonna get loud, and wild and electrifying! Leave your »sapiens« at the checkroom and Meet Your Dancestors!


Tentacular Figurings is an exploratory, multi-disciplinary performance collective. Core team are Mika Bangemann and Eddie N. von Seckendorff. Since 2021, they have been developing ambiguous bodies beyond the human in their performances. »Meet Your Dancestors!« is their first work at Ballhaus Ost.


  • May 24, 2024

Upcoming Dates

  • May 24, 2024, 20:00
  • May 25, 2024, 20:00
  • May 26, 2024, 18:00


15 | 10 Euros
Tickets can be purchased by phone, mail or online.
For online tickets, 13% presale fee and 2,- Euro service fee are charged in addition to the basic ticket price by the provider Reservix.


50 minutes


English-Language no problem


Tentacular Figurings

Choreography, performance

Mika Bangemann, Eddie N. von Seckendorff, Hanna Kritten Tangsoo

Stage, costumes, props

Eddie N. von Seckendorff

Light design

Hanna Kritten Tangsoo

Music, Composition

Mika Bangemann

Dramaturgy, Outside Eye

Olympia Bukkakis


A production by Tentacular Figurings in cooperation with Ballhaus Ost. Funded by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion.