A solo performance by →MS Schrittmacher as a part of the Monologfestival 2016 at Theaterdiscounter
For the Monologfestival MS Schrittmacher experiment with order, reorder and the alternating inspiration of content, sound and movement. Ideal and reality of the UN-Charter of human rights create the field of tension in which MS Schrittmacher’s performative dance monologue takes place. What is left of a human ideal and basic rights in a world, which mostly recognizes officially human rights, but though is still orientated to different values? In the performance dancer Jorge Morro and musician Albrecht Ziepert show the ideal of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights next to the reality of the Amnesty International Reports. Albrecht Ziepert generates immediately the sound of Jorge Morro speaking lively the human right articles to the soundtrack for the solo performance.
Supported Hauptstadt Kulturfonds and Rebeam
A two-years research project in cooperation with the Saarländisches Staatstheater
Hundred years past the primal catastrophe we are looking into the future of war in the form of the two-years research- and site specific project Quo vadis bellum?. At public forums the artists, supported by experts of the social movements as well as journalists, are going to discuss and analyse the current world affairs, their causes and perspectives. During the whole phase of research in 2016 these discussions will be accessible and can be complemented by everyone on the project’s homepage.
How will the economic and political powers look like in the distant future? And to what kind of armed conflicts could they lead us? And finally: What options for action will result from those future scenarios for us today?
Taking place on 30th of October 2016 at the Saarländischen Staatstheater-Alte Feuerwache
Supported by Fonds Doppelpass der Kulturstiftung des Bundes
A performance about the status quo of war
HEIMATFRONT / Homefront - The disaster returns asks how long can we ignore the exploiting and martial consequences of our lifestyle in the comfort zone of Europe. How will it change our view and our actions if the front comes closer and forces us to deal with it? Our affluent society was part of carrying the disaster into the world. Now it returns to its origin of a global social imbalance, which sous the seeds for new conflicts, wars, escape movements and terror. People, displaced by this disaster, are knocking on the doors of Europe. The various manifestations of the exported war of the neoliberal winners become an issue for Europe’s civil society and involve them more and more.
A stage, a couch, three microphones, four performers. In HEIMATFRONT / Homefront - The disaster returns a performer has made herself comfortable on the couch, the comfort zone Europe. The other performers confront her via the microphones which are spread over the room with topics of the war raging outside of the Fort Europe: Slavery and exploitation, drone war and daily terror, persecution and flight, hunger and poverty. Their statements pass through the room, become the music and scratch at Fort Europe.
The war which seems to be the war of the others is coming home and turns the comfort zone into the home front.
Supported by ‘Fonds Doppelpass der Kulturstiftung des Bundes’
an installation by MS Schrittmacher about the emigration and escape of German expressive dancers.
In the context of the POST- expressive dance in Israel, Germany and the Butoh-Festival - a two-weeks festival with installations, exhibitions, performances and interactive formats with Gaby Aldor, Maya M. Carroll, Johanna Lemke, Yuko Kaseki, Brit Rodemund, Efrat Stempler, Martin Stiefermann, Albrecht Ziepert, Roy Carroll and many more.
There is a link to the PREZI Documentation/Presentation to our research.
Ten Days, Five Formats on the Legacy and Lasting Influence of Anita Berber
Most people today have only heard of Anita Berber, dance icon of the 1920′s, in connection with her scandalous life. But Anita Berber was more than that. She redefined the art of her age like no other and challenged the viewing habits of her audiences. In her dances, Anita Berber, who also acted in many important films of her day, mercilessly exposed the innermost depths of her soul. Tender and eternally committed to the moment, she granted her spectators intimate insights into her own personal world of morbidity and unfathomable depths. In ANTA BERBER – RETRO/PERSPECTIVE, MS Schrittmacher set out to explore the legacy and lasting influence of Anita Berber in five different formats presented over the course of ten days at Anita Berber’s place of death, the Bethanien in Berlin-Kreuzberg – former hospital and now centre for the arts. Funded by TANZFONDS ERBE – An initiative by the German Federal Cultural Foundation
The performance ANITA BERBER – Sie trägt die Nacktheit im Gesicht – made a guest performance on the 14th and the 15th of October 2015 at the Saarländischen Staatstheater and the ANITA BERBER – Lecture Performance has been presented on the 17th of October 2015.
Both were presented in the course of the TANZ FESTIVAL SAAR.