Guest performance series DIVERSITY
Curated by Silke Z.
In the guest performance series DIVERSITY, Silke Z. and die metabolisten invite national and international dance productions to ehrenfeldstudios that artistically negotiate the themes of INCLUSION & PARTICIPATION // GENDER & SEXUALITY // RACISM & PRIVILEGE // AGE & VISIBILITY. The topics of the DIVERSITY discourse are explicitly linked in the repertoire here and their visibility is to be made effective in the long term.
Each of the invited guest performances will be accompanied by a duo dance piece by Silke Z. with dancers from the ensemble die metabolisten, thus providing a transgenerative perspective.
#1 HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | CiM – dance Company
The first guest performance of the series DIVERSITY on Inclusion & Participation:
An inclusive dance piece for everyone ages 8 and up in cooperation with programme series QUERFELDEIN.
Human Geography investigates the relationship between people and their environment in different places. In the choreography HUMAN GEOGRAPHY by Ana Rita Barata, the performers enter a space together – their bodies become points of reference for each other as well as for the things and movements in this space. They create a living, constantly changing map of different surfaces, landscapes and territories. How do the bodies and things relate to each other in space? How do they change common territories? HUMAN GEOGRAPHY is the surveying of a space with different bodies that inscribe their traces in the memory of this place.
CiM – dance Company promotes a pioneering approach to artistic creation in the spirit of inclusion through dance and image. The company develops regular training and awareness that focuses on the movement specificities and unique expressiveness of each dancer/performer and promotes a vision of the idea of capacity and boundaries through choreography that reveals diversity as a driving force.
WITH US. Episode 1: Karel (65) meets David (25)
Silke Z. & die metabolisten
Workshop DANCE FOR ALL
Choreography Ana Rita Barata
Artistic advisor Pedro Sena Nunes
Dancers Bruno Rodrigues, Joana Gomes, Nelson Moniz
Costumes Mafalda Estácio
Sound + light design Pedro Sena Nunes
Production Inês Baptista
The guest performance HUMAN GEOGRAPHY of the series DIVERSITY cooperates with the programme series QUERFELDEIN, which is financed, among others, by the funding for top-level productions (Spitzenförderung) of tanzfuchs PRODUKTION.
#2 SHAME MY NAME | Konnective
The second guest performance of the series DIVERSITY on Gender & Sexuality:
The intermedial performance SHAME MY NAME deals with the affair between Monica Lewinsky and Bill Clinton, the nipplegate around Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake and the rape allegations of GNTM contestant Gina-Lisa Lohfink.
Konnective examines the digital shaming of the three women and asks: How were their stories stored in the collective memory and what strategies did the women use to survive the shaming?
What continuities can be found with the history of female humiliation?
Saliha Shagasi, Judith Niggehoff, Sophie Halcour
The guest performance SHAME MY NAME of the series DIVERSITY is supported by the Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media within the framework of NEUSTART KULTUR.
Please note !
The performance deals with the theme of sexualised violence.
At one point there are stroboscopic light effects.
WITH US. Episode 2: Karel (65) meets Annika (19)
Silke Z. & die metabolisten
Before the performances, Silke Z. & die metabolisten present an intergenerational dance perspective on the guest performance SHAME MY NAME: In episode 2, Karel (65) and Annika (19) meet.
#3 FÜHL DIE WELT DURCH MEINE HAUT | Khadidiatou Bangoura
The third guest performance of the series DIVERSITY on Racism & Privilege
The starting point of the piece is a thought experiment: Black people and PoCs, as the dominant social group, do not experience everyday racism, while white people, who do not belong to the dominant social group, experience everyday racism. Connections between everyday racism and structural racism are explored. Through dance & text, an emotional, complementary and low-threshold approach to the academic and theoretical discourse on racism is pursued in order to promote processes of sensibilisation, self-reflection and self-education to actively combat racism.
Khadidiatou Bangoura is a dancer & choreographer with West African roots. Her artistic works include “The heart is a muscle” (2016), “Adult-ish” (2017), “Moving Structures” (2020) and “FÜHL DIE WELT DURCH MEINE HAUT – Observations on everyday racism (2021)”. Through dance, she aims to enable the analysis of our relationships to each other, to ourselves and to our environment, creating new narratives that provoke reflection.
There will be an audience discussion after both performances.
Concept + Choreography: Khadidiatou Bangoura
Dance + Choreography: Khadidiatou Bangoura, Janaina Celina Domingos, Bawelima Dessa Ganda, Mareile Gnep, Joana Kern, Maria Eugenia Lapadula Plà, Emiko Tamura
Assistance: Waithera Schreyeck
Costume design: Douakro Kante
Photography + Stage design: Lorena Spülbeck
Music + Sound editing: Tatiana Heuman
Supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media within the program NEUSTART KULTUR.
WITH US. Episode 3: Karel (65) meets Hanna (27)
Silke Z. & die metabolisten
Before the performances Silke Z. & die metabolisten present an intergenerational dance perspective on the guest performance FÜHL DIE WELT DURCH MEINE HAUT: In episode 3 Karel (65) and Hanna (27) meet.
#4 TRIPLE-BILL | Lisa Thomas, Angus Balbernie, Silke Z.
The fourth guest performance of the series DIVERSITY on the theme of Visibility & change of one’s own body
DIVERSITY focuses here on the aesthetic potential of the ageing female and male body, around the visibility and changing of one’s own body. The program includes three short pieces about men and women over 60:
TEAM + FUNDING
Artistic direction: Silke Z.
Management: Caroline Simon, Hanna Held
Administration: Carina Graf
Organisation: Anna Boldt
Press work + public relations: Kerstin Roseman
Supported by the Diversity Fund of the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia.