Guest performance series »LOOK« on dance & diversity

Curated by Silke Z.

After the successful DIVERSITY series, we are continuing our series of guest performances under the title LOOK.

The LOOK guest performance series explores the phenomenon of visibility and shame. How do we deal with body shame, sexual shame, biographical shame and status shame? Taboo topics such as sexuality in old age or social exclusion are also addressed, as well as the positive LOOK on a change in our common interaction in the future. LOOK invites you to present yourself and take a look. Under the artistic direction of choreographer Silke Z. and under the title LOOK, four guest dance performances focusing on the diversity themes of age(ing) and inclusion will be invited to the ehrenfeldstudios in 2024. The series will kick off with the guest performance TEMPTATION.

#1 TEMPTATION | Silke Z. & David Vogel

The first guest performance of the series LOOK on Sexuality in old age(s)

In TEMPTATION, 10 performers aged over 55, move between lust and loss, flirtation and shame, pleasure and pain and create a statement on sexuality in old age(s) in biographical excerpts and physical snapshots. TEMPTATION embarks on a journey to stimulating, lost and obscure places and is dedicated to the visibility of individual pleasure in old age(s).

TEMPTATION is the new production by the Silke Z. company and is being created in cooperation with Schauspiel Köln. The performers are made up of the OLDSCHOOL theatre ensemble from Schauspiel Köln under the artistic direction of David Vogel and performers from the Silke Z. company.

Artistic direction: David Vogel, Silke Z. Director: David Vogel Choreography: Silke Z. Performance: Friedhelm Friebe, Uta Gärtel, Anne Kaute, Felicitas Martin, Hartmut Misgeld, Bettina Muckenhaupt, Guido Preuss, Mina Rahimzacleh, Gabriele Seiler-Seidler, Majid Taatizadeh, Joalia Ellwanger Costume: Julia Misiorny, Anette Köhler Set design: Anna Lachnit Lighting design: Garlef Kessler Sound design: Liam Giles Production management & assistance: Hanna Held, Matthis Volkmar Assistance and internship: Joalia Ellwanger


Artistic direction: Silke Z.
Administration: Andrea Kößler
Organisation: Caroline Simon, Katja Steinbach 
Press work + public relations: Franziska Nagel

Supported by the Diversity Fund of the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, as well as the cultural office of the city of Cologne.



Upcoming performances will be announced here.


Sliding Scale 10-20 €

»It’s not just about how old you get, but how you get old«