Programme

Nuray Demir / HAU

speculative bitches

Performance

German / English / Language no problem / 

History is written. Thus certain powerful mythical figures get downgraded into marginal figures in adventure stories about heroic men, reconfigured as “sluts” or “shameless whores.” All that remains of Baubo, who in Greek mythology saved humanity by exposing her vulva, is merely the grotesque caricature of a witch. Historical cult sites and symbols of a once matriarchal society are systematically destroyed, even today, as happened recently to the temple of Ain Dara in Afrin. Resisting this (rapid) forgetting, in her HAU production Nuray Demir, along with others from performance, visual art and music, will transform HAU3 into a feminist performative archive and at the same time an assembly room. Goddesses, human heroines, rituals, and gestures will be reassembled and interwoven into choreographic reincarnations. The joint speculation about everyday cultural practices and social roles will ultimately give rise to new myths. “The bitches are present.”


After the performance on 17 April: Artist Talk / With Nuray Demir and Azadeh Sharifi. Azadeh Sharifi is a theatre scholar and activist, with a focus on post-colonialism, migration and intersectionality. 

Cast

By and with: Nuray Demir / In Collaboration with: Nadine Bakota, Dina El Kaisy Friemuth, Mano Krach, Maria Rößler, Neda Sanai, Lea Schneidermann, Şenol Şentürk, Aiko Takahashi, Joana Tischkau

Dates

  • Past
    Premiere
    Tue 16.4.2019, 20:00 / HAU3
    Wed 17.4.2019, 19:00 / HAU3
    Thu 18.4.2019, 19:00 / HAU3
Notes:

After the performance on 17 April: Artist Talk / With Nuray Demir and Azadeh Sharifi

Credits

Production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer.

Location

HAU3
Tempelhofer Ufer 10, 10963 Berlin

Access by means of a stairwell (3rd floor). Use of lift possible by prior arrangement.