Global Belly (Flinn Works)
Flinn Works has conducted research in five countries in order to gain a deeper understanding of gestational surrogacy. In an installation-performance, breezy agents meet content surrogates, arguing feminists encounter loving fathers-to-be. This performance shifts between borderless desire, finely balanced intimacy, heated debate and the cool logic of the market.
Both performances on June 8 will be in English.
Sophiensæle, Sophienstraße 18, Mitte, 10178 Berlin
Partially barrier-free (for persons with motor impairments). We ask wheelchair users and persons with walking impediments to contact us in advance.
Performance: Anne Hoffmann, Matthias Renger, Sonata, Lea Whitcher
Special guest on video: Crystal Travis
Research: Flinn Works
Director: Sophia Stepf
Dramaturg: Lisa Stepf
Consultant: Dr. Anika König
Stage and Costume Designer: Philine Rinnert
Music: Jörg-Martin Wagner
Assistant Director: Elisabeth Lindig
Assistant Stage Design: Alice Harrison
Company Management: Helena Tsiflidis
Production Management: ehrliche arbeit - freies Kulturbüro
A production by Flinn Works in cooperation with Tuchlaube Aarau and SOPHIENSÆLE. Funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe, the Fonds Darstellende Künste, the Hessian Ministry for Science and the Arts, the Cultural Department of the City of Kassel, the Gerhard-Fieserer Foundation and Goethe Institute Mumbai.
Flinn Works(Berlin/Kassel) has independently produced and presented more than 20 productions in a wide range of different venues and festivals. Always engaging with current social and political issues, the company devises its work in collaboration with professional artists and performers. Flinn Works has expanded its activities beyond Europe, with the input of writers, performers and musicians from other countries, including India, Bangladesh, Tanzania and Nigeria. Through the investigation of questions that resonate globally, performance, music and text are created with artists who work in different art forms and locations. The style of each production varies, as determined by the key artists and performers and their specific skills and experiences.
The Sophiensæle is one of the most important locations for the production of the independent arts in the German-speaking world. Artists from Berlin, as well as the national and international theater community are invited to produce and present their works here. They are selected on the basis of their artistic concepts, content and working methods. The theater is home to cultural discourse and a vast mix of artistic genres – from theater, 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.