Antonia Baehr & Valérie Castan

Misses und Mysterien


55 Min

The Berlin choreographer and visual artist Antonia Baehr creates pieces that are both sensual and humorous, opening up different ways of looking at society. Her new work “Misses und Mysterien” was created in collaboration with the dancer and performer Valérie Castan, who has recently made a name for herself with audio descriptions of dance pieces for the blind and the visually impaired. Together they composed descriptions of imaginary dances, which are then superimposed on stage with actions by the performer William Wheeler. The ostensible clarity of language is questioned in this playroom of image production, leaving behind a productive dilemma. “Misses und Mysterien” is simultaneously a choreography and an audio play in in which structures of representation in the theatre are pushed to their limits.   

Produktion: make up productions. Koproduktion: Kampnagel (Hamburg), Buda Kunstencentrum (Kortrijk), PACT Zollverein (Essen), Theater Freiburg, Festival Uzès Danse (Uzes), NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ (NPN) Koproduktionsförderung Tanz aus Mitteln der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien aufgrund eines Beschlusses des Deutschen Bundestags. Unterstützt durch: Berliner Senatskanzlei für kulturelle Angelegenheiten, ausland / berlin im Rahmen des Residenz-Programms, fabrik Potsdam im Rahmen des Artists-in-Residence Programms.


Concept: Valérie Castan / free inspired by the short film „The Girl Chewing Gum“ by John Smith, 1976 / Speaker: Valérie Castan (original French version), Anna Schmidt (German version) / Perfromance, Costume, Choreography: William Wheeler / Music (Innenklavier, mixing board): Andrea Neumann / Text, choreography: Antonia Baehr, Valérie Castan / Scenography, Light design: German translation (text): Katja Roloff / English Translation (surtitle): Corinne Hundleby / Surtitle: Guillaume Cailleau (KITA) / Technical direction, Light design: Rima Ben Brahim / Sound: Ian Douglas-Moore / Lectorship: Reynalde Nicolin, Valérie Deronzier / Internship: Lois Bartel, Guy Marsan / Production Management: Alexandra Wellensiek / Thanks to: Sabine Macher, John Smith


  • Past
    Fri 20.2.2015, 19:00 / HAU3
    Sat 21.2.2015, 19:00 / HAU3
    Sun 22.2.2015, 20:00 / HAU3


Tempelhofer Ufer 10, 10963 Berlin

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