We never wanted to take drugs. And we don’t dance at raves, in fan corners or in church services either. We are suspicious, always have been, and even more so since Covid: everything seems intrusive, garish, harder than before. We are alienated, life is a participatory hell. The pandemic has put its hat on individualism. And everything we ever knew about dissolute collective states we have forgotten. We need a rush, an ego disorder, we need collective euphoria.
“High” is a ceremony in a changeable, all-encompassing tent. Here we will gather behind the banner whose inscription we do not yet know. With explicit consideration of all resistances and differences, we will find a rhythm, rehearse a procession and eat from the dough that bears the imprint of all our hands. Until the melancholic, neoliberal ego monster is anaesthetised. Until we jump out of our skin and breathe a sigh of relief: all together. High time.
Concept/Idea: She She Pop, By and with: Sebastian Bark, Johanna Freiburg, Lisa Lucassen, Mieke Matzke, Ilia Papatheodorou, Tatiana Saphir, Claudia Split, Berit Stumpf.
Artistic Advice: Rodrigo Zorzanelli Cavalcanti, Sets and Costumes: Lea Søvsø, Künstlerische Artistic Support Sets and Costumes: Ulrike Plehn, Hannah Wolf, Artistic Support Sets: Michael Kleine, Technical Director and Light Design: Christian Maith, Sounddesign: Manuel Horstmann, Video: Benjamin Krieg, Production: Alisa Tretau, Tina Ebert, Interns: Charlotte Engel, Gali Har-Gil, PR & Communication: ehrliche arbeit – freies Kulturbüro, Freelance Communication Support: Tina Ebert, Financial Administration: Aminata Oelßner, Company Management: Elke Weber.
Workshop Input: Club Gewalt, I Can Be Your Translator, Maurice de Martin, Mirah Laline, Tuk Bredsdorff.
A production by She She Pop in co-production with HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin, FFT Düsseldorf, Schauspiel Leipzig, HELLERAU – EUROPÄISCHES Zentrum der Künste. Supported by Theaterhaus Berlin Mitte.
Funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation and Senate Department Department of Culture Berlin.
October 12, 2023, HAU 2, Berlin