TOODRYTOCRY (Sanierte Altbauten)
TOODRYTOCRY is a theatre-performance and the result of a 2016 residency at Theaterhaus Hildesheim. It examines the connection between femininity and fluids, which are historically perceived to be dangerous or threatening, and demonstrates their impact on the concepts of the “Volkskörper” (racial corpus) and the masculine soldier.
A significant part of the performance are the mythological representations of women like nymphs, sirens, mermaids and other archetypes that connect femininity and water. Metaphors of floods, torrents, swamps and waves are often used to simultaneously discredit and feminize an enemy that is perceived to endanger a masculine national corpus or rather the construction of it.
Moving between two separate planes of representation, the two female performers place their own bodies at the centre, transforming them into the intersection of labels and ascriptions. They take on the roles of mermaids and marble statues, explore body images and reduce them to absurdity. TOODRYTOCRY follows two previous performances focussing on the mechanisms of collective distinction.
In the context of Introducing - the Newcomer's Platform of Performing Arts Festival Berlin.
Mit BEACH BIRDS: 16 €, ermäßigt 12 € (ggf. zzgl. VVK Gebühr)
Visitors interested in the Introducing series can purchased a discounted combination ticket for all performances in the series.
Ballhaus Ost, Pappelallee 15, Prenzlauer Berg, 10437 Berlin
Concept and Performance: Eva Hintermeier, Sarah Kindermann
Lighting Design and Dramaturg: Insa Peters
Funded by Culture Office Hildesheim Friedrich Weinhagen Stiftung; StuPa University Hildesheim; Institute for media, Theater and popular Culture of the University Hildesheim
Sanierte Altbauen was founded in Hildesheim by Eva Hintermaier and Sarah Kindermann. The duo develops theatrical performances, as well as room and video installations and usually takes up one core topic over several projects.
Intersectional feminism is a constant theme of their work. Furthermore, a key element is the relationship between them not just as performers, but as friends. Through theatrical tools, arising questions and conflicts become intertwined with the creative process.
Since 2016 Sanierte Altbauten participates in the Mentoring Program of the Berlin-based Performing Arts Programm. Their next work will be staged at Ballhaus Ost Berlin in march 2018.
Ballhaus Ost is a production space for independent theatre, performance and dance.
Located in the former celebration and assembly hall of a Berlin Free Church Community, built in 1907, Ballhaus Ost cooperates with groups and artists from all fields of the performing arts, including well established groups and artists as well as newcomers and so far not well known participants of the independent theater scene.
As an experimental stage for various forms of contemporary theatre, Ballhaus Ost invites to experience and discover new ways of artistic debates with today's reality of life.
Before the venue was reestablished as theatre, in the GDR, the ballroom was used as „Casino des Handwerks“, after the breakdown oft he wall it was a pool hall and a night club.
Ballhaus Ost was established by the directors Uwe-Moritz Eichler, Philipp Reuter and the actress Anne Tismer in 2006. Since 2011 Daniel Schrader and Tina Pfurr have been the artistic directors.