Cascade (Emmilou Rößling)
The only thing on the empty stage is a large plant. Emmilou Rößling makes us look very carefully and question the performance. This will be rewarded – images form and grow beyond themselves. Cascade proliferates in all corners of perception and gives its audience a hiding place on stage that it can crawl into very deeply – with the naked eye and only with that.
This performance takes place within the scope of Introducing - the newcomer's platform of the Berlin Performing Arts Festival.
Ballhaus Ost, Pappelallee 15, Prenzlauer Berg, 10437 Berlin
A production of Emmilou Rößling in collaboration with Johannes van Bebber, Filomena Krause, Marie Meyer und Niels Wehr. Emmilou Rößling is replaced by Filomena Krause due to pregnancy.
Friendly supported by Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Hessischen Theaterakademie and Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes.
Emmilou Rößling is a choreographer, performer and author of texts. Born in Berlin, she studied dance and theater in London and Dublin. She graduated from the Master’s program in choreography and performance in Gießen with the piece Cascase. Emmilou’s works can take different forms, from solos, to DJ sets to performances. They often evolve around questions of representation and perception of the body and objects in search of a performance mode beyond the spectacular and always striving towards some form of camouflage. Emmilou works with Antonia Baehr, Valérie Castan, Ivana Müller, Monica Duncan, Romuald Krezel, Quast&Knoblich and others. In 2017, she received the DanceWeb scholarship and began PAP Berlin’s three year Mentoring Program with Alice Chauchat.
Ballhaus Ost is a production space for independent theater, performance and dance. Located in the former celebration and assembly hall of a Berlin Free Church Community and 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 emerging members of the independent performing arts community. As an experimental stage for various forms of contemporary theater, Ballhaus Ost invites its audience to experience and discover new ways of artistic debates with today's reality of life. During the German Democratic Republic (GDR), before the venue was used as a theater, the ballroom was used as the Casion des Handwerks and became a pool hall and nightclub after the Fall of the Berlin Wall. Ballhaus Ost was founded by the directors Uwe-Moritz Eichler, Philipp Reuter and the performer Anne Tismer in 2006. Daniel Schrader and Tina Pfurr have been the artistic directors since 2011.