BOLERO (Richter/Meyer/Marx (Berlin))
Hardly any other person polarizes as strongly as German feminist Alice Schwarzer. Young feminists distanced themselves from her, a CDU family minister even wrote a polemic against them and for many Germans she has been a hate figure for decades. But what relevance does her seminal book The Small Difference… have today?
A post-performance discussion is held after every performance. Age recommendation: Suitable for ages 16 and up.
Acker Stadt Palast, Ackerstraße 169, Mitte, 10115 Berlin
Text: Alice Schwarzer
Music: Maurice Ravel
Idea & Performance: Richter/Meyer/Marx (Berlin)
Costume: Heike Neugebauer
Dramaturgy: Anne Pantaleon
Rehearsal Photos: Ronja Schulz
Speaker: Fabian Gerhardt, Ingo Rabe, Philippe Reinhardt, Ilja Rossbander, Christian Schmidt, Alexander Tschernek, Mehmet M. Yilmaz sowie Gerlinde Jänicke, Alexandra Kamp, Ilse Ritter, Catherine Stoyan und Moon Suk.
Richter/Meyer/Marx (Berlin) is an interdisciplinary artistic duo. The artists have been joining their names and arts under this label since 2013. With a predilection for the odd and absurd, their choreographies contain elements of performance, dance and installation. Their aim is to explore through the performative practice strategies and mechanisms of understanding gender, identity, new body representations, politics and collectivism.
Acker Stadt Palast in Berlin's Mitte district is a place where established artists and newcomers meet to experiment and reflect upon contemporary discourses. The focus of the venue, established in 2012, is on the connection between contemporary dance and new music. Acker Stadt Palast offers the independent performing arts community a novel interface between these art forms while also being interested in diverse aesthetic forms of dance and theater.
Acker Stadt Palast is the venue of the registered association Freie Bühne Mitte (Independent Theater Mitte). The members are theater makers, musicians, actors, theater technicians and academics working within the humanities who have been responsible for the schedule of programming and operation of Acker Stadt Palast since the summer of 2012. The theater's survival is ensured by an indefinite rental agreement with the residential and cultural project Schokoladen - a unique situation for a cultural project located in Mitte.
In 1990, artists squatted the former chocolate factory on Ackerstraße, where they opened a bar and theater. They organized concerts and readings and quickly gained a large, loyal audience. Between 1993 and 2013, there was a bitter fight with the building's new owner which was finally resolved in 2012 with the continuation of the project thanks to the support of the Berlin Senate and an exchange of property.