Mothers of Steel (Agata Siniarska, Mădălina Dan)
This project is an investigation into the phenomenology of tears that touches upon many themes - memory, history, death, happiness, fragility, innocence, strength, futuristic ontologies, etc. It puts into questions the social and cultural mechanisms related to public and private display of emotions. Contrasting personal statements with iconic scenes of crying in Eastern European context, it examines how emotions are manifested in different situations, and why we (or we do not) express them publicly. Within narratives concerning our biopolitics – cultural/national/emotional identities - the project approaches today's post-bodies/technological paradigms and it is an attempt to entangle the personal with the artificial.
In the context of Introducing - the Newcomer's Platform of Performing Arts Festival Berlin.
Visitors interested in the Introducing series can purchased a discounted combination ticket for all performances in the series.
The ancillary format FOCUS FUTURE III will be offered for the performance.
Sophiensæle, Sophienstraße 18, Mitte, 10178 Berlin
Rollstuhlfahrende und Gehbehinderte möchten wir bitten, sich im Vorfeld bei uns anzumelden.
Concept and Performance: Mădălina Dan, Agata Siniarska
Dramaturgical Advise: Mila Pavicevic, Siegmar Zacharias
Sound, Video, Graphic Design: Diego Agulló
Production: Art Stations Foundation by Grazyna Kulczyk
Co-production: Konfrontacje Teatralne (Lublin), Fabrik Potsdam, Alfred ve Dvore (Prag)
Agata Siniarska makes works within formats of performances, events, practices, lectures, videos. Having given a chance to different kinds of theatrical forms, having studied choreography, currently she devises feminist fun studies. She is
a founding member of female trouble - a friendship based collective revolving around identity, body, feminisms, pleasure, affirmation and love.
Mădălina Dan, maker and facilitator. She studied at HZT in the MA program “Solo/Dance/Authorship”. In 2015 she received a CNDB award for her contribution brought to the development in contemporary art in Romania. Latest collaborations together with: Sergiu Matis, Tahni Holt, Mihaela Dancs, Alexandra Pirici.
The Sophiensæle is one of the most important locations for German-speaking independent art-production. Artists from Berlin, as well as the national and international theatre-scene are invited to produce and present their works here. They are selected on the basis of their artis-tic concepts, contents, and working schemes. The theatre is home to cultural discourse and a vast mix of artistic genres – from theatre, dance and music, to performance and visual art - which complement each other and enjoy a productive dialogue. Alongside many young artists searching for new theatrical languages and forms of expression, a number of established artists and companies have longstanding partnerships with the Sophiensæle.