Pharmacist or Balloonist

A choreographic herbal laboratory by Elpida Orfanidou & Guests

June 09 | 10, 2018
8.00 pm
Within the framework of Performing Arts Festival Berlin 2018

Premiere November 30, 2017
December 01 | 02 | 03, 2017

Duration: 90 min.

Single ticket: 12 | 8 Euros
Tickets via PAF Berlin 2018

Day ticket Ballhaus Ost (valid for all shows in Ballhaus Ost at the respective date): 18 | 14 (Jun 09) or
16 | 12 Euros (Jun 10)
Tickets via Ballhaus Ost


Pharmacist or Balloonist is a choreographic pharmacy, which mixes dance, music and discussion with the live production of herbal remedies. In this new work, choreographer and pharmacist Elpida Orfanidou undertakes the risk of »choreographing confusion« in an attempt to discover the magic of transformation as an artistic, as well as a scientific process. In reference to movements of de-growth and ecology, the piece asks: Can the poison of time be transformed into a medicine of timelessness? The poison of forced productivity into a medicine of deliberate creativity? The poison of labor into a medicine of work?

Concept Who cares? Performance Friends and Colleagues Lights You will see Sound Something melodic Dramaturgy Whatever works Outside Eye You Artistic Assistance Does miracles Co-Production You are alway welcome Production Louise Bernadette Mochia, Martin Beeretz, Igor Dobricic, Hermann Heisig, Claudia Hill, Ixchel Mendoza Hernandez, Ines Moreno, Elena Polzer, Tian Rotteveel, Simone Truong, Saadet Türköz, Daniel Toscano, Christina Themeli, Anna Weißenfels, May Zarhy, ehrliche arbeit – freelance office for culture, Hauptstadtkulturfonds, Onassis Cultural Centre Athens, Ballhaus Ost, Isadora & Raymond Duncan Research Centre Athens, agora collective Berlin, Elpida Orfanidou

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