Dance Me!

Foto: Benjamin Krieg
Foto: Benjamin Krieg
Foto: Benjamin Krieg
Foto: Benjamin Krieg
Foto: Benjamin Krieg
Foto: Benjamin Krieg
Foto: Benjamin Krieg
Foto: Benjamin Krieg
Foto: Benjamin Krieg
Foto: Benjamin Krieg
Foto: Benjamin Krieg
Foto: Benjamin Krieg
Dance Me! is a dance marathon between two competing generations. The stage is an arena in which She She Pop and guests take on the role of the elderly; the others are a group of young performers. Mutual incomprehension, otherwise known as the generation gap, is brought to the stage and celebrated in a strict dance ritual. The teams take turns: those who are not on the dance floor man the microphones and make music. The two generations not only make the other group dance to its beat: they also push each other  to exhaustion while chalking up a long list of insults, complaints and justifications. Or is it a show of admiration? Gratitude? — We don’t know. For the show, the two teams have practised separately and face off their opponents with their latest moves.
What is a generation anyway? Does it really exist? And if so: what do we have to say to each other? Look here, listen: this is what we have learned, this is where our wisdom lies, this is our concern, our desire, our boredom, our blind spot. This dance step, this formation tells of it, this song line sums it all up! Get up, stand up / Let me hear your body talk / Don’t stop til you get enough / Shablam for me / Da Da Da / Dance me to the end of love…! For the show, the two teams have practised separately and face off their opponents with their latest moves.

 

Credits

Concept/Idea: She She Pop (The cast changes every show). By and with (old): Sebastian Bark, Dan Belasco Rogers, Santiago Blaum, Johanna Freiburg, Fanni Halmburger, Lisa Lucassen, Mieke Matzke, Ilia Papatheodorou, Tatiana Saphir, Claudia Splitt, Berit Stumpf. By and with (young): Hiyam Biary, Eren M. Güvercin, Jan Nwattu, Şimal Nil Şahin, Nikolas Stäudte, Béla Arnaud Weimar-Dittmar, Zelal Yesilyurt, Sindi Zeneli.

Artistic Advise: Laia Ribera Cañénguez, Rodrigo Zorzanelli Cavalcanti, Stage: Jan Brokof, Costumes: Lea Søvsø, Costumes Assistance: Marie Göhler and Gabi Bartels, Light Design: Andreas Harder, Light Design Assistance: Vito Walter, Choreografic Advise: Jill Emerson, Sound: Xavier Perrone, Technical Director: Sven Nichterlein, Production: Valeria Germain, Production Assistence Young: Sarah Mounia Kachiri,  PR, Communication: ehrliche arbeit – freies Kulturbüro, Freelance  Communikation Support: Tina Ebert, Financial Administration: Aminata Oelßner, Company Management: Elke Weber.

Workshop Input: The Darvish, Jasmine Thomas, Bree Hauschild, Sven Drühl.
Special thanks to: Max Knoth, Stella Konstantinou and Peggy Mädler.

Simultaneous English Live Translation: PANTHEA / Irina Bondas (22.01. and 23.01.2022)
Audio description: Pingpong Translation & Subtitling / Martina Reuter (24.01.2022)

A Production of She She Pop in Co-Production with HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin, Kampnagel Hamburg, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, FFT Düsseldorf, HELLERAU – Europäisches Zentrum der Künste. Funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation and by the City of Berlin – Department for Culture and Europe.

Trailer

Dates


past dates:
February 11/12/13, 2022, Kampnagel, Hamburg
January 19/21/22/23/24, 2022, HAU, Berlin
January 18, 2022, HAU, Berlin

Press

“The accompanying dance interludes demonstrate a great love of abandon and choreographic commitment, pop culture reminiscences, charming, Macarena song-inspired arm and hip swaying, trance and improvisation. Body strength and weight are danced into the floor, repetitive formations are charted to club sounds, sequences of movements by individual performers translated into group images over and over again. These are beautiful images for tensions in which individual lifestyles meet zeitgeist, socialization and economy.”
Stephanie Drees, Nachtkritik, 19.01.2022

Workshop International Summer Camp Academy 2021 (Warsaw)

The Summer Camp Academy is organized in collaboration with Komuna/Warszawa, La Comedie de Clermont Ferrand and the Epidaurus Festival in Athens as part of Creative Europe’s project “In Search of a Home – Ithaca”.

Credits

This She She Pop Workshop was funded by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of “NEUSTART KULTUR.”

Dates


past dates:
July 01-03, 2021, Nowy Teatr, Warschau