06.11.2023 20.00 Uhr
This performance is a one-man musical based on the American novel “The Basketball Diaries” about a young boy, who lives in NYC in the middle of the ’60s. He plays basketball, writes poetry, argues with God, and is afraid of the consequences of the Cold and Vietnam War. In an attempt to hide from reality, gradually, he is becoming addicted to heroin and starts to write a diary, where he can talk openly about politics, society, and his inside world.
“War Baby Dreams” is directed, composed, and performed by Russian actor and musician Vsevolod Kovalenko, who left his country because of his anti-war position and disagreement with the Russian government. This performance – is his Antiwar and pacifist statement, showing, how any war destroys people even if they do not attempt into the war action itself.
27. / 28.11.2023 10.00 Uhr
At the art therapy workshops we create a safe space where we can self-explore ourselves while playing with our inner creativity. We don’t focus on the result but on the experience itself, on the process. The workshops are a space to get your hands dirty and feel free to experiment with colors, paint, shapes and words while we listen what’s moving inside of us. To attend to this workshop you don’t need a special creative background or artistic knowledge.
Erika Pfeffermühle, is a multidisciplinary artist and an art therapist born in Barcelona near the sea. Studied Fine Arts at the University of Barcelona, and has an Art therapy master’s degree by the University of Girona (Grefart). In 2012 she moved to Berlin after she finished her University degree. There she would explore different techniques, analogic photography, writing, painting and making serigraphy.
After 6 years, Erika decided to move back to Barcelona where she started making ceramics and focusing on her Master’s degree. The extensive experience with artistic materials gives her a steady ground to build her art therapy workshops and her sensitivity also plays an important role during the sessions. As an art therapist she specialized on working with women at risk of social exclusion as well with motherhood in situation of vulnerability.
05.12.2023 19.00 Uhr
Bilder und Tagebücher verstauben auf einem Dachboden, weil die Erinnerungen und die Konfrontation damit zu schmerzlich scheinen. Nach dem Umzug der von Schizophrenie betroffenen Künstlerin Sigrun Johanna Zinser in ein Pflegeheim bleibt ihr Werk unbeachtet und in Kisten verstaut. Bis ihre Tochter die Reise in die Vergangenheit wagt.
„Von der Schönheit ein Stück weggeschnitten“ ist eine multidisziplinäre Performance, in der sich drei Künstlerinnen die Frage stellen, wie es ist, der Erlebniswelt des „Wahnsinns“ zu begegnen - als Betroffene, als Angehörige und als Freunde. Mit Mitteln des zeitgenössischen Zirkus sowie anhand von Tagebuchtexten, Video- und Bildprojektion wagen sie eine (auto-) biographische Spurensuche, die die Schaffenskraft und Kreativität, aber auch der Tabuisierungserfahrung einer Künstlerin beleuchtet, deren Weg allzu oft in der Psychiatrie endete.
Sigrun Johanna Zinser- Klaviermusik, Text
Theresa Zinser- Zirkusperformance, Text
Blandine Casen- Videoinstallation, Text
Anika Lachnitt- künstlerische und dramaturgische Beratung
11. / 12.12.2023 19.00 Uhr
Sarah Panahideh is an artist in exile. She navigates a path filled with both struggle and growth. COLOR ME explores how society shapes the complexities of identity as foreigners, balancing personal identity, artistic vision, and adapting to a new culture. The performers in COLOR ME hail from different corners of the world, including Iran, Syria, Iraq, Germany, Russia, and Ukraine.
Sarina Panahideh, an actress, dancer, choreographer, and theater director, recently relocated to Berlin from Iran. Using contemporary dance as her medium, she expresses the intricate emotions associated with identity in exile, aiming to transcend boundaries and foster understanding.
"I've found that when language was a barrier, my body became a universal communicator. Through dance, my body can connect with people more profoundly than my words ever could."
18. / 19.12.2023 19.00 Uhr
In a past era, where restrictions crushed creativity and women were silenced, emerges the story of Arlet Lila. A young woman with a forbidden passion: writing. She writes out of necessity, out of fantasy, out of passion. Each story is part of her story.
"Harmonie" transports us to a world of intrigue and secrets, where the stories she writes come to life in magical and surprising ways. Her imagination gives shape to parallel worlds, from fears to unfinished stories...
The mixture of charm, comedy and manipulation of objects makes this a wonderful play to watch. Visual and conceptual theatre that mixes circus techniques.
Francesca Merisio is a multidisciplinary artist who combines circus and theatre. From 2008 to the present, she has had a long career as a versatile stage artist specialising in comedy theatre, street theatre and independent variety shows. She works as a presenter, creator of shows and acts, and since 2019, as an educator. Her skills include hula hoop, object manipulation, clown, trampoline acrobatics and the German wheel (Röhn Rad).