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 the 22nd of May, 19th of June and 30th of October 2016 at the Saarländischen Staatstheater-Alte Feuerwache
Supported by Fonds Doppelpass der Kulturstiftung des Bundes
A guided rickshaw video tour through the center of Berlin
The crisis is alive. Also or maybe even especially in Berlin Mitte. Places like the Staatsoper, the Schuldenuhr or the Stadtschloss speak a clear language. At other more common places, you need to look behind the façades.
In PLACES & TRACES, MS SCHRITTMACHER invites the visitors of the PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL to a rickshaw crisis rally back and forth across Berlin Mitte. The project’s performance artists drive the rickshaw guests from one crisis location to the next. They feed them with facts and present a performance video at each of the eight stations; it gives insight behind the façades and tracks the traces that the location or the crisis has left at the location. It is a gaze or a commentary that makes this site more complete.
A produktion by MS Schrittmacher
Supported by the Ruling Mayor of Berlin and additional support by DINAMIX, Berlin Rikscha Tours, DOCK11 EDEN*****, VISIT BERLIN
Taking place at the Performing Art Festival on 27th -29th of May 2016
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.
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.