Joana Tischkau


Tanzplattform Deutschland 2022


60 mins.

Gangstas, pimps and hoes: the US rap world is saturated with images of inflated masculinity. When Black artists like Cam’ron and Kanye West started a trend in pink plush, fur and suede in the early 2000s, they proved that even Barbie’s favourite colour couldn’t affect the racist attributions that had accumulated around the Black heterosexual male. BEING PINK AIN’T EASY reverses social constructions such as race and gender choreographically when a white dancer embodies movements and poses tagged as Black. An ambivalent realm of experience in pink between ‘white fragility’ and cultural appropriation.


Concept & Choreography: Joana Tischkau / Performance: Rudi Natterer / Dramaturgy & Artistic Assistance: Nuray Demir & Elisabeth Hampe / Sound Design: Frieder Blume / Scenography: Inga Danysz / Lighting: Juri Rendler / Costume: Nadine Bakota / Costume Print: Justus Gelberg / Production Management: Lisa Gehring


  • Past
    Thu 17.3.2022, 16:00 / Sophiensæle – Hochzeitssaal
    Fri 18.3.2022, 17:00 / Sophiensæle – Hochzeitssaal
    Sat 19.3.2022, 18:00 / Sophiensæle – Hochzeitssaal

Access to this event is according to regulations currently in place. You can find our hygiene concept here.

18 March
Artist talk after the show.

Visit Information:
There will be a strong smell of meat at some point in the piece. The show comprises sudden light changes involving flash and stroboscopic lights and a total blackout. There will be moments with loud sounds. Hearing protection will be provided at the entrance. The audience area is seated.


Eine Produktion von Joana Tischkau, in Koproduktion mit den SOPHIENSÆLEN, den Münchner Kammerspielen sowie dem Künstlerhaus Mousonturm im Rahmen der Tanzplattform Rhein-Main. Die Tanzplattform Rhein-Main, ein Projekt von Künstlerhaus  Mousonturm und dem Hessischen Staatsballett wird ermöglicht durch den Kulturfonds Frankfurt RheinMain und gefördert vom Kulturamt der Stadt Frankfurt am Main, dem Hessischen Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst und der Stiftungsallianz [Aventis Foundation, BHF BANK Stiftung, Crespo Foundation, Dr. Marschner-Stiftung,  Stiftung Polytechnische Gesellschaft Frankfurt am Main]. Gefördert durch das Kulturamt der Stadt Frankfurt. Unterstützt durch das NATIONALE PERFORMANCE NETZ Koproduktionsförderung Tanz, gefördert von der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien.


Sophiensæle – Hochzeitssaal
Sophienstr. 18, 10178 Berlin

The Kantine is at ground level and accessible without steps. The Festsaal (1st floor) and Hochzeitssaal (3rd floor) can be reached via an elevator (1.76 m x 2.71 m) when accompanied by the house staff. To use the elevator please contact our evening staff. The distance from the street to the elevator is approx. 60 m.

An accessible toilet (entrance door 1m in width) is available on the 1st floor and can be reached via the elevator. It can be accessed via the Festsaal foyer. For events in the Hochzeitssaal there is a WC on the 3rd floor with an entrance and cabin door 81 cm wide, the other cabin doors are 56 cm wide. From the 3rd floor as well as from the ground floor you can reach the accessible WC on the 1st floor by using the elevator.

Wheelchair users and persons with impaired mobility are requested to give advance notice by emailing Gina Jeske or ringing the venue at 030 27 89 00 35. 
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