Introducing... Camila Malenchini und Marga Alfeirão

Wet Eyez

Part of Performing Arts Festival Berlin 2022


approx. 40 mins.

Once again, the “Introducing” series is the main focus of Performing Arts Festival Berlin. The theatres Ballhaus Ost, HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Sophiensæle and TD are teaming up to present Berlin audiences with exciting, new artists working in the city. At HAU3, Camila Malenchini and Marga Alfeirão will present their successful production “Wet Eyez”. In this performance, the two dancers approach the figure of Blemias, who, according to myth, was spotted by the first European settlers on the American continent. This headless creature with a mouth and eyes on its chest reflects how pre-colonial Europe saw and constructed otherness. Malenchini and Alfeirão merge past and present mythical creatures in a poetic landscape, moving through the European imagination of otherness and speculating on the power of a headless body.

Marga Alfeirão explores intimacy and sexuality through dance and performance, heavily influenced by the dances and music of the African diaspora in Lisbon. Camila Malenchini is an Argentinean artist and dancer whose practice crosses diverse media, looking to art as a tool for dislocating and questioning realities. Wet Eyez is part of their extended research on decolonized and dehierarchized practices and of their shared experience of southerness.


Concept, Choreography, Performance: Camila Malenchini, Marga Alfeirão / Scenography: Max Puorro, Yoav Admoni / Costume: Ivanka Tramp / Production and artistic support: Cajsa Godeé / Music: Hinna Jafri, Mapalma / Thanks to: Michelle Moura, Duncan Routh, Mmgakgosi Kgabi, Liina Magnea, Ana Inciarte, Julieta Omil.


  • Past
    Fri 27.5.2022, 20:30 / HAU3

After the performance on 27 May: Artist Talk / With Camila Malenchini, Marga Alfeirão and Petra Poelzl


Supported by: Sonderstipendium INITIAL der Akademie der Künste.


Tempelhofer Ufer 10, 10963 Berlin

HAU3 unfortunately is not barrier-free. Access to the theatre is via a stairwell (3rd floor). The use of a lift is possible with prior arrangement. If you need help, please contact our Ticketing & Service team at +49 (0)30 259004-27 or email us at Wheelchair users are also kindly requested to register their attendance at least one day before the performance.
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