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.




The first guest performance of the series DIVERSITY on Inclusion & Participation:

von CiM – Companhia de Dança (Portugal)

An inclusive dance piece for everyone ages 8 and up in cooperation with 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. & the metabolisten

Before the performances, Silke Z. & die metabolisten develop an intergenerational dance perspective on the guest performance Human Geography: In Episode 1, Karel (65) and David (25) meet.



9 & 10 June 2022 | Workshop CiM “Dance for All”: for students after the performance
11 June 2022 | 12 am – 2 pm  free Workshop CiM “Dance for All” (all levels, mixed-abled)

Ana Rita Barata
Artistic advisor
Pedro Sena Nunes
Bruno Rodrigues, Joana Gomes, Nelson Moniz
Mafalda Estácio
Sound and light design
Pedro Sena Nunes
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.


The second guest performance of the series DIVERSITY on Gender & Sexuality:

by Konnective

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.

Artistic director:
Silke Z.
Management: Caroline Simon, Hanna Held
Administration: Carina Graf
Organisation: Anna Boldt
Press and public relations: Kerstin Rosemann




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