A collective meditation on a well-kept secret

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

Previous events

  • 28 March, 2019 to 30 March, 2019: Aufführungen

    FFT, Düsseldorf

  • 2 March, 2019 to 3 March, 2019: Aufführungen

    Brechtfestival, Augsburg

  • 8 February, 2019 to 10 February, 2019: Aufführungen

    Kampnagel, Hamburg

  • 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

    Kammerspiele, München

  • 23 March, 2018 to 25 March, 2018: Aufführungen

    HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin

  • 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

Mariannenplatz 2
10997 Berlin
www.sheshepop.de (external link, opens in a new window)