Be our Guest!

Be our Guest!

Be our Guest!

TANZPAKT – Stadt – Land – Bund

With Gastgeberschaft (Hospitality), MOUVOIR/Stephanie Thiersch is developing discursive formats for artists, experts and other interested parties. A space will be created for discussing practical experiences from a political viewpoint, and using the open and interdisciplinary means and methods of an independent company. The independent scene has been falling behind in areas where permanent theatres have been developing, namely in the establishment of relationships with audiences as well as invitations to support artists, themes and focuses. The funding awarded to the Gastgeberschaft project is intended to make up this deficit. Come and BE OUR GUEST!

Funded by TANZPAKT Stadt-Land-Bund with the support of the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen, Kulturamt der Stadt Köln.

Funded by:

Labor

An open, interdisciplinary and international research format in which dancers are working alongside musicians, and other artists. We aim to create opportunities to meet and develop choreographic ideas outside a production frame and to meet new artists. All participants get the chance to network and find new artistic inspirations.

06.-10.12.2021
INVENTASY VIII – Research Lab
Alte Feuerwache

22.03.–19.04.2021
SPECIAL 2021: KINNING #1-#6
Online

27.02.2021, 17 h
INVENTASY VII: quite something imperfect
Online

30.10.2020, 19 h
INVENTASY V SHOWING + SALON
Alte Feuerwache

14.02.2020, 20 h
INVENTASY IV *SHOWING*
Alte Feuerwache

10.02-15.02.2020
INVENTASY IV Tanzpakt-Stadt-Land-Bund
Alte Feuerwache

02.10.2019, 22 h
INVENTASY III - We sing the body electric
Orangerie Theater

28.09.2019, 18 h
INVENTASY III - Offene Probe
tanzhaus nrw

25.09-02.10.2019
INVENTASY III
Alte Feuerwache

03.-08.02.2019
INVENTASY II
Alte Feuerwache

02.12.2018, 09 h
Rechercheresidenz THE SPECTACLE
Atelier, Paris

01.12.2018
Rechercheresidenz THE SPECTACLE
Alte Feuerwache

02.10.2018, 22 h
INVENTASY I – We sing the body electric
Orangerie Theater

02.–08.02.2018
Inventasy II - Research Lab
tanzhaus nrw

Salon

Our format for mediation and audience engagement: We rehearse the balancing act between academic discussion, publicising creative processes and mediating the aforementioned focal points. As hosts, we invite you to panels, practical workshops and documentary formats, including film, catalogue and docu-performance.

19.02.2022, 18 h
HELLO TO EMPTINESS
tanzhaus nrw

08.10.2021, 19 h
URBÄNG! Festival – FEMALE GAZE?! Eine feminisitische Zusammenkunft
Orangerie Theater

09.09.2021, 20 h
"Hello to Emptiness"
Orangerie Theater

09.09.2021, 15 h
"Hello to Emptiness"
Orangerie Theater

10.10.2020
FEMALE GAZE? Eine queer-feministische Zusammenkunft/ URBÄNG! Festival
Orangerie Theater

07.10.2020, 18.30 h
URBÄNG! Festival – make a move collective – Positive Anschläge
Orangerie Theater

11.10.2019, 19.30 h
URBÄNG! Festival – FEMALE GAZE? Eine feministische Zusammenkunft
Orangerie Theater

30.05.2019, 14 h
COLOURS OF COLLABORATION
Schauspiel Köln / Depot

02.04.2019, 19 h
RESONATING COLLABORATIONS
tanzhaus nrw

12.10.2018, 19.30 h
FEMALE GAZE? Eine feministische Zusammenkunft
Orangerie Theater

11.09.2018
PALAIS TEMPORÄR
Rudolfplatz

It's Your Turn

A conversation format based on choreographic scores that attempt a different way of talking to each other. Following performances, we create innovative artist talks that actively engage the audience.

05.12.2019
Stay & Talk „Story Water“
tanzhaus nrw

22.11.2019
Stay & Talk „Paradise Now (1968-2018)“
tanzhaus nrw

31.10.2019
Stay & Talk „Via Kanana“
tanzhaus nrw

26.10.2019
Stay & Talk „Bacchae – Prelude to a Purge“
tanzhaus nrw

25.10.2019, 20 h
Stay & Talk: "Bacchae - Prelude to a Purge"
tanzhaus nrw

28.09.2019, 20 h
Stay & Talk: „Soul Chain"
tanzhaus nrw

24.09.2019
Stay & Talk „Bilderschlachten / Batailles d‘Images“
tanzhaus nrw

08.06.2019, 20 h
Stay & Talk: ROLE MODEL
tanzhaus nrw

27.05.2019
Stay & Talk „HERERO_NAMA“
Schauspiel Köln / Depot

27.04.2019
Stay & Talk „CROWD“
tanzhaus nrw

27.02.2019, 20 h
Stay & Talk
tanzhaus nrw

08.02.2019
Stay & Talk „FÚRIA“
tanzhaus nrw

16.11.2018, 20 h
Stay & Talk „Every Body Electric“
tanzhaus nrw

11.10.2018, 19.30 h
Stay & Talk „Common Emotions“
tanzhaus nrw

10.10.2018, 19.30 h
Stay & Talk „Cage Shuffle“
Orangerie Theater

06.-10.12.2021

INVENTASY VIII – Research Lab

Labor

Alte Feuerwache, Cologne, Germany
https://altefeuerwachekoeln.de/

Our eighth edition of the successful LAB series takes research into forms of touch and connection as its starting point. In cooperation with the Akademie der Künste der Welt, we will subsequently show the movement study “Hyphea” on 10 December in the Stadtgarten Köln.

with Fabien Almakiewicz, Jeanne Laurent Caron, Gyung Moo Kim, Margaux Marielle-Tréhoüart, Camille Revol and Neus Barcons Roca und Csenger Szabó
artistic direction: Stephanie Thiersch

SPECIAL 2021: KINNING #1-#6

22.03.–19.04.2021

SPECIAL 2021: KINNING #1-#6

Labor

Online,
https://vimeo.com/mouvoir

INVENTASY brought up the idea for a series of cinematic miniatures: Stephanie Thiersch was able to establish a continuous research practice with her company in autumn and winter 2020 where choreographic scores and ideas developed in the studio were transferred to outdoor space and examined in nature through the eye of the camera. Six cinematic miniatures were created which were released regularly in March and April 2021.

INVENTASY VII: quite something imperfect

27.02.2021, 17 h

INVENTASY VII: quite something imperfect

Labor

Online,
https://vimeo.com/mouvoir

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Our final showing after one week of research and rehearsing.
We’ll share our ideas and results of our new project ARCHIPEL, which will premiere at Theater der Welt in June.
We want to discuss and exchange our impressions with all of you.
Be our guest and join us! https://vimeo.com/516296342

With: Fabien Almakiewicz, Neus Barcons Roca, Alexis “Maca” Fernández, Julien Ferranti, Kelvin Kilonzo, Gyung Moo Kim, Alexandra Naudet, Camille Revol

The streaming is supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media/NEUSTART KULTUR #TakePart.

INVENTASY V SHOWING + SALON

30.10.2020, 19 h

INVENTASY V SHOWING + SALON

Labor

Alte Feuerwache, Cologne, Germany
https://altefeuerwachekoeln.de/

ATTENTION: Due to the current (Corona) situation we unfortunately have to cancel the showing of INVENTASY V – We sing the body electric planned for Friday, 30.10. at 7pm at the Alte Feuerwache Cologne!

We are starting another 8-day INVENTASY research. Dancers and musicians will explore breath and voice as a link between the inside and outside of the body and together discover the voice as a transmitter of physicality and an expression of direct communication with the environment. The research lab will be followed by a presentation of the results in an open format. What is the relationship between body and voice? When is the voice power, soul, poetry or just body? The performers share their ideas and approaches with the audience.

With: Fabien Almakiewicz, Neus Barcons, Julien Ferranti, Kelvin Kilonzo, Gyung Moo Kim, Alexandra Naudet, Carola Schaal, Camille Revol

INVENTASY IV  *SHOWING*

14.02.2020, 20 h

INVENTASY IV *SHOWING*

Labor

Alte Feuerwache, Cologne, Germany
https://altefeuerwachekoeln.de/

From 10 – 15 February, MOUVOIR is hosting the fourth edition of the successful INVENTASY research format. Dancers and musicians bring the power of interdisciplinarity into the field and play with open architectures. In the show we will present excerpts of the joint research.

With: Fabien Almakiewicz, Neus Barcons, Thulisile Binda, Martí Corbera, Alexis Fernandez, Julien Ferranti, Laura Gaillard, Kelvin Kilonzo, Gyung Moo Kim, Alexandra Naudet, Magdalena Oettl, Manon Parent, Marcela Ruiz Quintero, Brigitta Muntendorf, Stephanie Thiersch, Freihandelszone Köln

10.02-15.02.2020

INVENTASY IV Tanzpakt-Stadt-Land-Bund

Labor

Alte Feuerwache, Cologne, Germany
https://altefeuerwachekoeln.de/

From 10 – 15 February, MOUVOIR is hosting the fourth edition of the successful INVENTASY research format. Dancers and musicians bring the power of interdisciplinarity into the field and play with open architectures. In the show we will present excerpts of the joint research.

With: Fabien Almakiewicz, Neus Barcons, Thulisile Binda, Martí Corbera, Alexis Fernandez, Julien Ferranti, Laura Gaillard, Kelvin Kilonzo, Gyung Moo Kim, Alexandra Naudet, Magdalena Oettl, Manon Parent, Marcela Ruiz Quintero, Brigitta Muntendorf, Stephanie Thiersch, Freihandelszone Köln

02.10.2019, 22 h

INVENTASY III - We sing the body electric

Labor

Orangerie Theater, Cologne, Germany
https://www.orangerie-theater.de/

SHOWING as part of the 19th Cologne Theatre Night

With: N. Barcons, A. Fernandez, K. Kilonzo, M. Marielle-Trehoüart, C. M. Müller, C. Revol, J. Suarez, C. Iglesias Ungo, Ensemble Garage, Asasello Quartett, Brigitta Muntendorf, Stephanie Thiersch, Freihandelszone Köln, tanzhaus nrw

Fragile images and experimental sound and movement fantasies are created in two 20-minute improvisation showings as part of the INVENTASY III research LAB.

28.09.2019, 18 h

INVENTASY III - Offene Probe

Labor

tanzhaus nrw, Düsseldorf, Germany
https://tanzhaus-nrw.de/de

25.09-02.10.2019

INVENTASY III

Labor

Alte Feuerwache, Cologne, Germany
https://altefeuerwachekoeln.de/

8 days of interdisciplinary research LAB: starting with a workshop by Guy Cools about ‘laments‘ the research will be done by profesionell dancers and musicians by the Ensemble Garage and the Asasselo Quartett.

03.-08.02.2019

INVENTASY II

Labor

Alte Feuerwache, Cologne, Germany
https://altefeuerwachekoeln.de/

In the frame of TANZPAKT Stadt – Land – Bund Stephanie Thiersch and MOUVOIR invite ten international dancers alongside artists from the field of music like composer Brigitta Muntendorf and the Asasello Quartet to the second edition of the 3 years LAB series.

With: Neus Barcons, Aaron Samuel Davis, Léonard Engel, Alexis (‚Maca‘) Fernández, Tanja Marin Fridjonsdottir, Kelvin Kilonzo, Gyung Moo Kim, Clara Marie Müller, Camille Revol, Marcela Ruiz Quintero, Joel Suárez Gómez, Asasello Quartett, Brigitta Muntendorf, Stephanie Thiersch, Freihandelszone Köln, tanzhaus nrw

02.12.2018, 09 h

Rechercheresidenz THE SPECTACLE

Labor

Atelier, Paris,

01.12.2018

Rechercheresidenz THE SPECTACLE

Labor

Alte Feuerwache, Cologne, Germany
https://altefeuerwachekoeln.de/

Architect Sou Fujimoto, composer Brigitta Muntendorf and choreographer Stephanie Thiersch explore possible scenarios for a mobile and sounding stage.

02.10.2018, 22 h

INVENTASY I – We sing the body electric

Labor

Orangerie Theater, Cologne, Germany
https://www.orangerie-theater.de/

With: Fabien Almakiewicz, Neus Barcons Roca, A. Cubides, Alexis Fernandez, Julien Ferranti, M. Gbeffa, M. Gomard, M. Izumi, Moo Kim, M. Klee, Alexandra Naudet, Manon Parent, Camille Revol, Marcela Ruiz Quintero, K. Strys, Joel Suárez Gómez, Asasello Quartett, Brigitta Muntendorf, Stephanie Thiersch, Freihandelszone Köln, HfMT Köln

A 9 day laboratory with invited dancers will culminate in 2 improvised showings with artists from the field of music like composer Brigitta Muntendorf and the Asasello Quartet.
Orangerie – Theater im Volksgarten, Köln // 02.10.18, 22.00 Uhr und 23.00 Uhr (Kölner Theaternacht)

02.–08.02.2018

Inventasy II - Research Lab

Labor

tanzhaus nrw, Düsseldorf, Germany
https://tanzhaus-nrw.de/de

HELLO TO EMPTINESS

19.02.2022, 18 h

HELLO TO EMPTINESS

Salon

tanzhaus nrw, Düsseldorf, Germany
https://tanzhaus-nrw.de/de

GASTGEBERSCHAFT Tanzpakt Stadt-Land-Bund, the three-year project, is drawing to a close. As a wrap-up, we are hosting a hybrid SALON at tanzhaus nrw and as a live-stream event: In an open rehearsal, our company will give an insight into the current stage production ‘Hello to Emptiness’.
Afterwards, dramaturg Stawrula Panagiotaki will talk to the audience and those involved in the production, as well as to researcher Tara McAllister-Viel, who will join in from London, choreographer Stephanie Thiersch and musician and singer Mariana Sadovska about intercultural working techniques, the use of voice in performative contexts and different vocal techniques, such as the Korean pansóri.
The talk will be held in English.

By and with: Julien Ferranti, Juan Kruz Diaz de Garaio Esnaola, Martha Mavroidi, Manon Parent, Mariana Sadovska, Stephanie Thiersch

In the framework of TANZPAKT Stadt-Land-Bund, funded by Die Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien, Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen, Kulturamt der Stadt Köln. In cooperation with tanzhaus nrw, Freihandelszone – Ensemblenetzwerk Köln.

Image: Martin Rottenkolber

URBÄNG! Festival – FEMALE GAZE?! Eine feminisitische Zusammenkunft

08.10.2021, 19 h

URBÄNG! Festival – FEMALE GAZE?! Eine feminisitische Zusammenkunft

Salon

Orangerie Theater, Cologne, Germany
https://www.orangerie-theater.de/

SALON in cooperation with the ensemble network Freihandelszone and as part of URBÄNG! Festival
Performance / Discussion / Music

19.00 – Hope Hunt and the Ascension into Lazarus // Oona Doherty

19 – 20h
HOPE HUNT AND THE ASCENSION INTO LAZARUS
Oona Doherty
Dance performance, DJ set (60 min.)
An old car pulls up, heavy clubby beats thud through the city streets: in ‘Hope Hunt’, Northern Irish choreographer Oona Doherty dissects the masculine core of Belfast’s working class. In an intense solo, she confronts us with male stereotypes and a body that seems driven by expectations, morals, social and cultural norms. Between asserting raw masculinity and deep vulnerability, she explores the fractures within these inscriptions. With sharp body language, dancer Sati creates a complex portrait of class and gender.
Choreography: Oona Doherty / Performance: Sati Veyrunes / Driver, DJ: Luca Truffarelli / Lighting: John Gunning / Agent, Production: Gabrielle Veyssiere
Supported by Dance Resource Base, Art Council of Northern Ireland, The MAC Theatre – Belfast, Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, Bristish Council, Prime Cuts Production. Selected in the Aerowaves 2017 programme.
20 – 21h
Discussion
Cool or cheap, appropriated or adapted? Means of transport, musical style or clothing, just like language or gender-specific codes, convey a sense of belonging, but also serve to exclude and marginalise. Exclusions, norms and hierarchies based on unnamed privileges still permeate white feminist thinking and living spaces. Those affected by multiple discrimination due to poverty, origin or gender are still rarely heard, reduced to attributions and not perceived as complex persons. How can language, gestures and appearance itself be questioned in order to break down stereotypes, constraints and prejudices?
Together with the artists of the evening and dancers Verena Brakonier and Josephine Findeisen (CLASS MATTERS, Residenz PACT Zollverein), we will talk about class and masculinity, about expectations and longings and about how we show ourselves – and for which gaze.
Curated in collaboration with and moderated by Maja Zimmermann.

21-22h
NIOBE
Concert
As part of URBÄNG! ON AIR, the Cologne avant-garde icon NIOBE will play a concert. At home in the wide field of fragile, electronic music – between Stockhausen and Can – the press classifies her as a mixture of Laurie Anderson and Beth Gibbons (Portishead). BE OUR GUEST!

FEMALE GAZE?! is part of the project GASTGEBERSCHAFT Tanzpakt Stadt-Land-Bund. Stephanie Thiersch and MOUVOIR invite artists of all genders to show insights, perspectives and intentions of queer-feminist art.

09.09.2021, 20 h

"Hello to Emptiness"

Salon

Orangerie Theater, Cologne, Germany
https://www.orangerie-theater.de/

After the intensive work in the workshop, playwright Guy Cools will give a lecture on the contextuality of laments based on his newly published book “Performing Mourning: Laments in Contemporary Art” (2021).
This will be followed by a discussion on contemporary and traditional approaches to death and mourning in art and music. The discussion will be led by Mariana Sadovska (singer, composer, actress – Ukraine), Martha Mavroidi (singer, lute player, composer – Greece) and Guy Cools (dance dramaturge – Belgium). Moderation: Stawrula Panagiotaki (dramaturge, Schauspiel Köln).
Finally, the exceptional Greek singer Martha Mavroidi, accompanied by her band, will condense polyphonic singing into an intimate concert.

Free admission

Our “SALON ‘HELLO TO EMPTINESS’ is supported by TANZPAKT Stadt-Land-Bund with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, Cultural Office of the City of Cologne.

09.09.2021, 15 h

"Hello to Emptiness"

Salon

Orangerie Theater, Cologne, Germany
https://www.orangerie-theater.de/

Als Auftakt für das aktuell entstehende performative Konzert „Hello to Emptiness“ zu Klagegesängen und Trauerritualen, blicken wir auf die lange Tradition der griechischen Miroloi. Einen Tag lang widmen wir uns gesellschaftlicher Verletzlichkeit und unserem Umgang mit Trauer.

WORKSHOP
Performing Mourning: how to dialogue with those who are absent
15 – 18 Uhr I Orangerie Theater
Veranstaltung findet in englischer Sprache statt

Der belgische Tanzdramaturg Guy Cools beschäftigt sich in seiner Forschung mit Klageliedern, den griechischen Miroloi: Wie kann diese noch heute lebendige Tradition als Vorlage dienen, um zeitgenössische Kunstpraktiken, die sich mit Trauern und Trauern auseinandersetzen, zu betrachten?
Hierzu bietet er einen Workshop im kreativen Schreiben an.
Die mündliche Tradition der Miroloi wird nicht nur zum Trauern verwendet. Dieselben, improvisierten Lieder werden auch im Kontext von Hochzeiten – zum Abschied der Braut, die ihre Familie verlässt – oder zum Dialog mit denen, die sich im Exil befinden, eingesetzt. Sie sind von Natur aus theatralisch und dramatisch: Eine Witwe spricht zu ihrem Mann, eine Mutter zu ihrer Tochter, ein Leichnam zu seinem eigenen ‘müden Körper’.
Im Workshop werden wir die Struktur der griechischen Klagelieder erkunden, um mit den Abwesenden in unserem eigenen Leben in Dialog zu treten. Die Teilnehmer:innen sind eingeladen, jemanden oder etwas zu wählen, das in ihrem eigenen Leben abwesend ist, und ein Objekt mitzubringen, das in Bezug auf diese Abwesenheit bedeutsam ist.

Die Teilnahme ist kostenlos I Anmeldung unter: info@mouvoir.de
Für: Alle Interessierten mit oder ohne Vorkenntnisse/n.

10.10.2020

FEMALE GAZE? Eine queer-feministische Zusammenkunft/ URBÄNG! Festival

Salon

Orangerie Theater, Cologne, Germany
https://www.orangerie-theater.de/

SALON in cooperation with Ensemblenetzwerk Freihandelszone and in the frame of URBÄNG! Festival

19.30 • FIGURED Sheena McGrandles

A wall, a beat, a crackling, throbbing, waiting, expecting. Is this a performance? Is this a glance, a twitch? Two figures begin a discontinuous journey along this wall, they appear and disappear again, they approach each other, pause, push forward, backward. Cut. Repeat. The bodies form, as if by themselves, in poses and gestures of desire, approaching and fleeing, they evoke memories of long ago sultry afternoons in the dusky park… or even completely different places and times. In the repetition of the smallest movements, in fine rhythms, new images and relationships, moods and tensions constantly emerge. Repetitive movement patterns unfold their own narration of the obsessive. The Berlin choreographer Sheena McGrandles performs with Annegret Schalke to the live sound of field recordings by Stellan Veloce.

20.15 • DRAG MYTHOLOGIES: Part IV Cupcake @queenofvirginity

The multiple award-winning genderfluid drag queen Cupcake, with roots in Beirut and based in Berlin since 2017, travels from the capital – with a performance intervention in her luggage, specially conceived for the Orangerie. Mind your gaze!

20.30 • FEMINA SAGA (Preview) Marie-Zoe Buchholz

Rebellious and loud, provocative and hyperfeminine, Düsseldorf-based performance artist Marie-Zoe Buchholz gives a queer, feminist response to sexism, patriarchy and the male gaze. In an excerpt of her first full-length solo performance FEMINA SAGA, she combines voguing, poetry, costume and song and tells history from a female perspective.

21:00 • TALK

With: Marie-Zoe Buchholz, Hassan Dib aka Cupcake und Prof. Dr. Susanne Spindler, Sheena McGrandles / Moderated by: Anna Volkland

The performances of the evening ask questions in very different ways about who looks at whom, who appropriates which gestures and passes them off as male or female – or plays with them ambiguously. Who desires, who empathizes, who exhibits and criticizes, who invites and challenges? The audience is invited to talk with the artists as well as with the social scientist Prof. Dr. Susanne Spindler (Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences), who conducts research on images of masculinity in the context of migration. Despite very different experiences, we want to discover queer connections and discuss differences in solidarity with all those present.

Curated in collaboration with Anna Volkland.

FEMALE GAZE? takes place in the framework of the project GASTGEBERSCHAFT Tanzpakt Stadt-Land-Bund. Stephanie Thiersch and MOUVOIR invite artists of any gender to show insights, outlooks and intentions of feminist art.

07.10.2020, 18.30 h

URBÄNG! Festival – make a move collective – Positive Anschläge

Salon

Orangerie Theater, Cologne, Germany
https://www.orangerie-theater.de/

Performative actions in public space. Free admission!

The make a move collective stages choreographies on the threshold of contemporary dance and parkour, which move along a route through the urban space and disappear just as suddenly as they emerge: POSITIVE APPROACHES that make us think about how impartially we actually follow our everyday paths through urban space. Excerpts of the performative work invite us to look closely, to experience the surroundings and architecture from a different perspective, and thus to get moving ourselves. An alternative view of urban space as a creative revitalization.

GASTGEBERSCHAFT Tanzpakt Stadt-Land-Bund shows excerpts of the urban space research MOUV#on in collaboration with the make a move collective.

11.10.2019, 19.30 h

URBÄNG! Festival – FEMALE GAZE? Eine feministische Zusammenkunft

Salon

Orangerie Theater, Cologne, Germany
https://www.orangerie-theater.de/

October 11, 2019 19.30 h
URBÄNG! Festival, Orangerie – Theater im Volksgarten

FEMALE GAZE?

SALON in cooperation with Ensemblenetzwerk Freihandelszone and in the frame of URBÄNG! Festival

19.30 • VELVET Claire Vivianne Sobottke

20.30 • CONCERT Angelica Summer

21:00 • TALK

30.05.2019, 14 h

COLOURS OF COLLABORATION

Salon

Schauspiel Köln / Depot,
https://www.schauspiel.koeln/

SALON in cooperation with Schauspiel Köln and as part of TRANSLOCAL. Festival of Postcolonial Perspectives

14.00-15.30 – VOGUING WORKSHOP

Georgina Leo Melody is the founder of the House of Melody in Berlin and a pioneer of voguing. She has been instrumental in establishing this dance style in Germany and is now bringing it to Cologne. For beginners and interested people with previous dance experience.
Participation is limited: Registration under 0221 – 221 28400

16.00-17.30 – COLOURS OF COLLABORATIONPANEL

The panel will explore questions of persisting colonial entanglements in the artistic field and the different experiences of exclusion. With the invited artists, theorists and activists, we will look for possibilities of a practice of collaboration in solidarity. Special attention will be given to artistic work in colonial and neo-colonial settings, bodies and their entanglements between gender, feminism and structural racism.

HOST AND MODERATOR: MAHRET IFEOMA KUPKA
(CURATOR, FRANKFURT) – ELSA M’BALA (SOCIAL WORKER / SOUND ARTIST / MUSICIAN, YAOUNDÉ, BERLIN) – MITHU SANYAL (CULTURAL SCIENTIST / JOURNALIST / AUTHOR, DÜSSELDORF) – ROBYN ORLIN (CHOREOGRAPHER, JOHANNESBURG, BERLIN)

17.30-18.00 – SOUND PERFORMANCE ELSA M’BALA

Elsa M’Bala combines digital sounds with field recordings from her home countries Germany and Cameroon. Through sound recordings, she brings together marginalised voices and bodies, questions of identity and alternative histories. With her live performances, she has been a guest at im*possible bodies #2 (Künstlerhaus Mousonturm) and the 10th Berlin Biennale.

18.00-19.30 – TABLE TALKS AND DINNER TOGETHER

While there is an exchange about gender, postcolonialism and artistic positions, there will be a meal together in the foyer at the end of the salon.

02.04.2019, 19 h

RESONATING COLLABORATIONS

Salon

tanzhaus nrw, Düsseldorf, Germany
https://tanzhaus-nrw.de/de

Open Rehearsal „Bilderschlachten / Batailles d’Images“ + SALON

Talk with Brigitta Muntendorf (Komponistin), Prof. Dr. Gerald Siegmund (Universität Gießen), Benjamin Shwartz (Dirigent Les Siécles), Barbara Streil (Asasello Quartett), Stephanie Thiersch (MOUVOIR)

12.10.2018, 19.30 h

FEMALE GAZE? Eine feministische Zusammenkunft

Salon

Orangerie Theater, Cologne, Germany
https://www.orangerie-theater.de/

Performances, Talk and DJ-Set
With: Antje Prust (DE), Sorour Darabi (IR/FR), Mary Ocher (DE/RU), Akiko Ahrendt (DE)

We invite artists of any gender to discuss, perform or sing, show and hide insights, perspectives and intentions of feminist art.

11.09.2018

PALAIS TEMPORÄR

Salon

Rudolfplatz, Cologne

dezentrale, Rudolfplatz Cologne

In collaboration with Cologne based performance artists and architecture students, we create a temporary and mobile performance space for Cologne.

05.12.2019

Stay & Talk „Story Water“

It's Your Turn

tanzhaus nrw, Düsseldorf, Germany
https://tanzhaus-nrw.de/de

following „Story Water“ (emanuel gat dance)

22.11.2019

Stay & Talk „Paradise Now (1968-2018)“

It's Your Turn

tanzhaus nrw, Düsseldorf, Germany
https://tanzhaus-nrw.de/de

following „Paradise Now (1968-2018)“ (fABULEUS / Michiel Vandevelde)

31.10.2019

Stay & Talk „Via Kanana“

It's Your Turn

tanzhaus nrw, Düsseldorf, Germany
https://tanzhaus-nrw.de/de

following „Via Kanana“ (Via Katlehong / Gregory Maqoma)

26.10.2019

Stay & Talk „Bacchae – Prelude to a Purge“

It's Your Turn

tanzhaus nrw, Düsseldorf, Germany
https://tanzhaus-nrw.de/de

following „Bacchae – Prelude to a Purge“ (Marlene Monteiro Freitas)

25.10.2019, 20 h

Stay & Talk: "Bacchae - Prelude to a Purge"

It's Your Turn

tanzhaus nrw, Düsseldorf, Germany
https://tanzhaus-nrw.de/de

following “Bacchae – Prelude to a Purge” (Marlene Monteiro Freitas)

28.09.2019, 20 h

Stay & Talk: „Soul Chain"

It's Your Turn

tanzhaus nrw, Düsseldorf, Germany
https://tanzhaus-nrw.de/de

following „Soul Chain” by Sharon Eyal

24.09.2019

Stay & Talk „Bilderschlachten / Batailles d‘Images“

It's Your Turn

tanzhaus nrw, Düsseldorf, Germany
https://tanzhaus-nrw.de/de

following „Bilderschlachten / Batailles d‘Images“ (MOUVOIR/Stephanie Thiersch)

08.06.2019, 20 h

Stay & Talk: ROLE MODEL

It's Your Turn

tanzhaus nrw, Düsseldorf, Germany
https://tanzhaus-nrw.de/de

following Nicole Beutler’s ROLE MODEL

27.05.2019

Stay & Talk „HERERO_NAMA“

It's Your Turn

Schauspiel Köln / Depot,
https://www.schauspiel.koeln/

27.04.2019

Stay & Talk „CROWD“

It's Your Turn

tanzhaus nrw, Düsseldorf, Germany
https://tanzhaus-nrw.de/de

27.02.2019, 20 h

Stay & Talk

It's Your Turn

tanzhaus nrw, Düsseldorf, Germany
https://tanzhaus-nrw.de/de

08.02.2019

Stay & Talk „FÚRIA“

It's Your Turn

tanzhaus nrw, Düsseldorf, Germany
https://tanzhaus-nrw.de/de

after Lia Rodrigues Companhia de Danças „FÚRIA“

16.11.2018, 20 h

Stay & Talk „Every Body Electric“

It's Your Turn

tanzhaus nrw, Düsseldorf, Germany
https://tanzhaus-nrw.de/de

In cooperation with tanzhaus nrw Stephanie Thiersch has designed a talk format based on choreographic scores that proposes another method of talking with one another.

after „Every Body Electric“ (Doris Uhlich)

11.10.2018, 19.30 h

Stay & Talk „Common Emotions“

It's Your Turn

tanzhaus nrw, Düsseldorf, Germany
https://tanzhaus-nrw.de/de

In cooperation with tanzhaus nrw Stephanie Thiersch has designed a talk format based on choreographic scores that proposes another method of talking with one another.
after „Common Emotions“ (Yasmeen Godder)
(Shuttle Bus Köln – Düsseldorf)

10.10.2018, 19.30 h

Stay & Talk „Cage Shuffle“

It's Your Turn

Orangerie Theater, Cologne, Germany
https://www.orangerie-theater.de/

In cooperation with tanzhaus nrw Stephanie Thiersch has designed a talk format based on choreographic scores that proposes another method of talking with one another.
after „Cage Shuffle“ (Paul Lazar, NYC)
URBÄNG! Festival – Orangerie, Köln (Shuttle Bus Düsseldorf – Köln)