KOMM ZU MIR – The Home Performance
Members of MS Schrittmacher have been inviting audiences into their “real” homes since March 2013. It is an exclusive look at single, family and shared apartments, temporary residencies and even gardens.
How do we react to the abstract threat of the financial crisis? One of the most incisive phenomena is withdrawing from the public sphere as a an act of protection from the worst elements of the present day. As in the Biedermeier period, our homes have become the center of our lives; the way we live is a sign for others.
15. December – Hosted by Gilys Komova and Christian Schwaan
A research and reconstruction project by MS Schrittmacher
In ANITA BERBER, MS Schrittmacher are tracing this dancer and choreographer’s lost paths. Anita Berber’s work, beyond the scandals and the distorted public perception, stands in the focus of a major research and reconstruction project. MS Schrittmacher are discovering Anita Berber’s universe from a dancer and choreographer’s viewpoint, examining her unique artistic approach and thus getting to know her more intimately.
Funded by TANZFONDS ERBE – An initiative by the German Federal Cultural Foundation
Revival: 9.-12. April 2014
at DOCK11, Berlin
There have always been crises. They come and go, but every time they also change social contexts. And thus our thinking and behavior. The world economic crisis, the oil crisis and the current crisis that we now just simply call “the crisis”. What causes this perpetuum mobile of crisis? In their new production, GOLD, the MS Schrittmacher company takes on the greed for gold – and thus wealth and power. In the process, MS Schrittmacher makes clear that greed is what is unique – not the crisis. The greed for gold accelerates us – and our times. The spiral of greed rotates faster and faster, turns order into chaos, fascinates us and draws us in. With its sense for tragic humor and humorous tragedy, the company investigates the greed virus’ ominous effects on human coexistence and social systems.