Jo Bannon

We Are Fucked

Alternative seating and reclining options

Part of "NO LIMITS Festival Berlin"


approx. 55 min.

[Translate to EN:]

It starts with a persistent tremor. Three women are working hard. They are using utilitarian domestic objects and a choreography of subtle shaking and relentless labour to produce moments of operatic melodrama and brooding states of dissent, quaking and eruption. What is the role or necessity of pain in personal and social change? And who pays the price? “We Are Fucked” uncovers the hard work it sometimes takes to live in a world which is not designed for you. A dance piece, both subtle and ecstatic, euphoric and unforgiving.

The live art and performance artist Jo Bannon from Bristol shows her works in the UK and Europe, works as a dramaturg and producer of performance and live art. Her work centres on a fascination for communication and encounters. In “We Are Fucked” she is on stage together with two dancers for the first time.

After the performance on the 10.11.: Artist Talk / Moderation: Astrid Kaminski


Devised & Performed by: Louise Ahl, Jo Bannon, Rosana Cade / Concept: Jo Bannon / Dramaturgy: Sue Palmer / Sound design: Yas Clarke / Lighting design: Jo Palmer / Production Manager: Mark Munday / Mentoring: Claire Cunningham / Audio Description & Haptic Access Tour in Berlin: Emmilou Rößling (Gravity Access Services) / Captioning: The Difference Engine / Film and Photography: Paul Samuel White


  • Past
    German premiere
    Sat 9.11.2019, 18:00 / HAU2
    Sun 10.11.2019, 17:00 / HAU2

Going to the theatre often requires long periods of sitting on more or less comfortable seats in confined spaces. We offer alternatives, so that more people can enjoy the event. At all events there are a variety of options for sitting or laying down, e.g. beanbags, sofas or mattresses. These alternative seats are limited. Please use the Early Boarding or contact us directly after purchasing your ticket.

For blind and visually impaired visitors, we offer an audio description (AD) for some performances. AD provides access to the visual elements – e.g. costumes, scenery, actions and movements – through a live audio track. Headphones will be available at the foyer of each venue. Some productions come with an integrated AD. Most ADs will be offered in combination with a Haptic Access Tour. In addition to the audio description (AD) blind and visually impaired visitors are invited to explore the performance space – e.g. costumes and objects on stage – haptically before the performance.

10.11.: German audio description + Haptic Access Tour (Start: 18:30)

Live Audio Description and Haptic Access Tour for visually impaired audience members by Emmilou Rößling of Gravity Access Services, Berlin


Production: MAYK. Commissioned and supported by: Unlimited with funding from Arts Council England. Additional support from: Residence and Arnolfini.


Hallesches Ufer 34, 10963 Berlin

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