Hardly anything so aptly defines capitalist society, nor has such a divisive influence as the inequitable distribution of property. Property confers power, creates barriers and reduces participation. When discussing the subject of property, one must take private, familial, social, local and global aspects into account. Even art production is by no means detached from economic conditions and matters of property. In the background, there is always self-exploitation, subsidisation, cultivation of privileges and old-age poverty. Who can afford to be an artist?
The performance collective She She Pop has addressed the subject of property in collaboration with a chorus of artists, formed on location at co-producing theatres in various German and European cities. At each theatre, She She Pop created a unique production in which they have performed together with the chorus of the hosting institution. In the lead-up to each performance, She She Pop has developed a series of questions, as well as musical, scenic and choreographic approaches. As they toured from venue to venue, they presented these questions and respective answers, thereby allowing people to speak to one another, though they have never actually met.
ORATORIO was a work-in-progress, which has premiered in 2018 at HAU Hebbel am Ufer in Berlin. First showings took place at Theaterformen 2017 in Hanover and subsequently also at the Konfrontacje Teatralne Festival in Lublin and the ACT Independent Theatre Festival Sofia. ORATORIO returned from its tour through Europe, during which it gathered momentary impressions of other economic microcosms and evolved into a great polyphonic meditation at each stop along the way.
Artistic director: She She Pop
Sets: Sandra Fox
Costumes: Lea Søvsø
Music: Max Knoth
Artistic advice: Ruschka Steininger
Assistance: Laia Ribera
Technical Director & Lightdesign: Sven Nichterlein
Production: Anne Brammen
Tour organisation: Tina Ebert
By and with: Sebastian Bark, Johanna Freiburg, Fanni Halmburger, Lisa Lucassen, Mieke Matzke, Ilia Papatheodorou, Berit Stumpf with the chosen chorus from Hanover.
Additional dates and venues:
Festival Konfrontationen, Lublin: residence, showing, 6./7. Oct. 2017
ACT Festival, Sofia: residence and showing, 14. Nov. 2017
No upcoming events at present
23 June, 2018 to 24 June, 2018: Performances
Schauspiel Stuttgart, Stuttgart
24 May, 2018 to 26 May, 2018: Performances
Kaserne Basel, Basel
18 April, 2018 to 20 April, 2018: Performances
23 March, 2018 to 25 March, 2018: Performances
HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin
9 March, 2018 to 14 March, 2018: Performances
Schauspiel Leipzig, Leipzig
9 February, 2018 to 12 February, 2018: Performances
HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin
9 June, 2017 to 11 June, 2017: Showing
Festival Theaterformen, Hannover
She She Pop
Performance-Kollektiv im Kunstquartier Bethanien
www.sheshepop.de (external link, opens in a new window)