The Relevance Show

Foto: Stefanie Herrmann
Foto: She She Pop
Foto: She She Pop
Foto: She She Pop
Foto: Stefanie Herrmann
Foto: Stefanie Herrmann
Foto: Stefanie Herrmann
Foto: Stefanie Herrmann
Foto: Stefanie Herrmann
Foto: Stefanie Herrmann

Relevance; We think of Nobel Peace Prize winners, World Cups, victims of the Tsunami and the News at Ten. Secretly we think about true love, bitter disappointments and the secrets that we cannot share with anyone.

Relevance; We do not think about She She Pop. Who will remember them in battle, during celebrations or in emergencies? Who will shout their slogans? Who dreams of She She Pop?  Nobody. She She Pop are not alone with this problem. A great many interesting individuals search in vain for something relevant to say or do without success.

The Relevance Show will change all that.

The performers with She She Pop become research material by pushing themselves and their audience single-mindedly through the highs, lows and embarrassments inherent in the desire to be relevant. It is fundamental research in the form of a show which is inspired in no small way by the legendary Muppet Show.

Credits

Concept: She She Pop.
Devised and performed by: Sebastian Bark, Johanna Freiburg, Fanni Halmburger, Lisa Lucassen, Mieke Matzke, Ilia Papatheodorou and Berit Stumpf.
Music & Sound design: Max Knoth and Vicki Schmatolla.
Sound: Lars-Egge "Mügge" Müggenburg.
Video design: She She Pop and Bianca Schemel.
Light design: Micha Lentner-Niyorugira.
Costume: She She Pop and Ulrike Willberg.
Costume assistants: Tina Heylen, Ingrid Jenckel and Caroline Verbrugghe.
Stage management: Holger Duwe.
Choreographer: Nir de Volff / TOTAL BRUTAL.
Production manager: Sabine Köhncke and Elke Weber
Production assistant: Liz Rech.

A She She Pop production in Co-production with Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin & Kampnagel, Hamburg, FFT Düsseldorf and Theaterhaus Jena.

Funded by Basisförderung der Senatsverwaltung für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kultur, Berlin & Kulturbehörde Hamburg & Fonds Darstellende Künste e.V.

Premiere: March 28th, 2007, Kampnagel Hamburg

more dates:
  • May 2007, Theaterhaus, Jena
  • June 2007, FFT, Düsseldorf
  • June 2007, HAU, Berlin
  • November 2007, At Impulse Festival Schauspiel Köln, FFT Düsseldorf, Prinz Regent Theater Bochum, Theater an der Ruhr Mühlheim, Köln, Düsseldorf, Bochum, Mühlheim
  • November 2009, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Trailer

Press

„Was ist wichtig? Den überstrapazierten Begriff der Relevanz umtanzen, besingen und verspielen She She Pop in ihrer neuen Show auf Kampnagel, dass es rundum eine Freude ist.“
Hamburger Abendblatt, 30. März 2007

Eine Zeit lang ist das hochkomisch, weil die Darsteller so herrlich schamlos sind in ihren Straps- und Miederklamotten. Sie gestehen, dass sie das alles für uns ja auch nur machen, damit sie sicher sein können, gebraucht zu werden. Sie haben den Mut zur Selbstentblößung in jeder Hinsicht, das macht Spaß.
Berliner Morgenpost, 24.06.2007, Katrin Pauly

"Charming and crafty"
nachtkritik.de Berlin, 22.06.2007, Petra Kohse

"We laughed along incessantly with this intelligent rubbish which contains so many truths"
Die WELT 30.03.2007, Monika Nellissen

"She She Pop lay themselves bare at the risk of failure every evening with charm and courage"
Ballett Tanz Juni 2007, Klaus Witzeling