Dance Me!

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.

Credits

Concept/Idea: She She Pop. By and with Old: Sebastian Bark, Dan Belasco Rogers, Santiago Blaum, Lisa Lucassen, Mieke Matzke, Ilia Papatheodorou, Tatiana Saphir, Claudia Splitt, Berit Stumpf. 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, Light Design: Andreas Harder, Choreografic Advise: Jill Emerson, Sound: Xavier Perrone, Technical Director: Sven Nichterlein, Production: Valeria Germain, Production Assistence Young: Sarah Mounia Kachiri, Audio description: Martina Reuter/Pingpong Translation & Subtitling, PR, Communication: ehrliche arbeit – freies Kulturbüro, Freelance  Communikation Support: Tina Ebert, Financial Administration: Aminata Oelßner, Company Management: Elke Weber.

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, Residenz Schauspiel Leipzig. Funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation and by the City of Berlin – Department for Culture and Europe.

Dates

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

Dates

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