Three solos by MS Schrittmacher and Cie Efrat Stempler
Premiere: 22nd of November 2012, 8.30 pm, DOCK11 in Berlin
The female protagonists of this triple solo evening would just love to go crazy. But control determines their lives and keeps them from breaking free.
Festgefahren (caught) in the self-chosen agenda of her bourgeois existence, one just organizes life instead of living. She is her own prisoner in trivial daily pursuits. Stressed by the things that have to get done, she turns into a control freak. Constantly on the move, she rushes from one meeting to the next and “deals” with herself en passant. An apparent paradise becomes a golden cage.
The other is stuck Im Pullover (in the sweater) of a restrictive society; it is information overflow that simultaneously underlies state media and speech control. In her wish to express herself, she constantly runs up against exterior and interior borders. Sometimes she feels brave and free. Sometimes she sees herself as cowardly; with control over her own ideas and actions, she subjugates her thoughts to a preventive self-censure.
The third has trusted her happiness to a navigation device. Bitte Wenden (please turn around) is what it always says as soon as she leaves the pre-planned path of her life. Her personal navigations assistant leads her on the most effective route through her life. The gadget knows the right way; it knows, when and where she needs to turn in what direction. She is happy to give up the responsibility for her life and to escape the pressure of decision-making. But any distance she covers reveals: her own way is not part of the plan.
With absurd humor and touching gravity, three women in three solos investigate the moment when we go out of control.
Further Performances: 23. & 24.11.2012, 8.30 pm
Ort: DOCK11, Kastanienallee 79, 10435 Berlin
Choreography, directors, scenography: Efrat Stempler, Martin Stiefermann
In cooperation with the dancers: Gabriella Mathé, Brit Rodemund, Antje Rose
Text: Hartmut Schrewe
Music: Gabor Deutsch among others
Video: Achim Naumann
Production: Matthias Püschner
Press: k3 berlin
Photos: Ruthe Zuntz
Supported by Bezirksamt Pankow von Berlin – Fachbereich Kunst und Kultur
Sponsored by DINAMIX