World premiere: 18. October 2013 I 8:30 pm I EDEN***** Berlin
additional performances: 19. – 20. and 24.-27. October 2013 / 8:30 pm
Act means: conduct oneself / do / take action / have an effect / appear / behave / play a role / move / react.
Online petitions, comment functions, the social net, web 2.0, Twitter… while the technical possibilities and social prerequisites for global communication are becoming more polished and perfected, a real protagonist is retaking the political stage: The body.
It is sometimes directed against a dictatorship, then it is urban social protest – the scenes are similar! Strong moments! They are strong, because they show a truth: we don’t have to agree to everything, we don’t have to lower our gaze, we can stand up straight. Provocative physical presence as a political act of disagreeing with the status quo demonstrates street culture’s power: it demands a social movement.
The massive return of the body onto the political stage is our motivation to artistically investigate the connection between the body and politics, the body and protest, rebellion and revolution. How do people in a protest use their bodies to impose their interests, and what artistic/ choreographic practice results?
Act is the result of this research.
Conzept: Jutta Hell, Dieter Baumann
Choreography/director: Jutta Hell
Dance/choreography: Dieter Baumann, Fernando Nicolás Pelliccioli, Carlos Osatinsky,
Stage set/costumes: Jutta Hell
Lighting: Jochen Massar
Photo: Dirk Bleicker