Singulär Plural Sein! (Ebene D)
Ebene D can’t help but believe in the existence of a unifying construct of ‚I’ and ‚We’. The group agrees: There is a thin line between attachment and dependency, autonomy and egoism. Nonetheless, the performance dares to investigate it within an experimental laboratory and searches for a possible synthesis between individualism and opportunism – a singular plural utopia.
bat Studiotheater, Belforter Str. 15, Prenzlauer Berg, 10405 Berlin
Performance & Concept: Laura Andreß, Johannes Frei (currently stage), Marleen Ilg, Melody Pasanideh (currently stage), Methuja Thavarasa
Projections/Film: Sophie Bellmann
Societal loneliness? Narcissistic isolation? Within the gap between self-understanding and belonging, one increasingly hears the slog “Just be yourself!” Oddly enough, being yourself seems to be harder than expected. What is that supposed to even mean, anyway, “yourself” or “self”? If there happened to be something even close to that, should we actually be proud of that singularity inherent to our identity? Is it worth searching for “togetherness”? This group consents: the line between group-attachement and dependency, autonomy and egoism is thin. Nevertheless, we would like to accept the challenge – is the group able to prove the existence of singular plural-utopy?
The bat studio theater is located in the heart of Prenzlauer Berg, between Kollwitzplatz and Wasserturm as well as between Schönhauser and Prenzlauer Allee. In 1887– 1889, the building was initially introduced as a dance hall. Later, it was converted to Roxy, a courtyard cinema and was eventually turned into a drama stage in the 1960s. Ever since, young artists have their made debut there and the venue has championed the early works of emerging directors, performers, choreographers and puppeteers.