IN ZUNGEN – HEX*EN HAUFEN KONSENS | IN TONGUES - WITCHES PILES CONSENSUS
ADELE*MIKE DITTRICH FRYDETZKI / DIE SOZIALE FIKTION (LEIPZIG)
- IN ZUNGEN – HEX*EN HAUFEN KONSENS | IN TONGUES - WITCHES PILES CONSENSUS
Who are the witches of today? At which piles do we gather for rituals? How can we celebrate consensuality?
Using the Lusatian spring custom of "burning witches" (Upper Sorbian: Chodojtypalenje), we are looking for queer rituals and forms of gathering. The titular TONGUES are both method and material: we speak different languages, talk about our origins and traditions, and lick the sweat off our fire-warmed skin. We gather for a counter-ritual in which we become the witches who were not burned. We lead through the evening in unexpectedly casual witch drag, talk about our mythological ancestors and everyday magic. Accompanied by witchy sound, with a performance by the feminist Sorbian rappers Kolektiw Klanki and an expansive installation to touch and hang out in, a maelstrom of stories and textures emerges, culminating in a burning pile.
Integrated audio description and tactile guidance before the show (with prior registration under +49 341 355 955 10).
Early boarding possible (You can go 10 minutes earlier into the theatre hall).
Wheelchair accessible: The performance will take place inside and then on the forecourt of the theatre. The way out is on even ground.
Content notes: increased volume, descriptions of sexualised violence possible
Phases of total darkness possible
A production of DIE SOZIALE FIKTION in coproduction with HELLERAU – European Centre for the Arts and LOFFT – DAS THEATER under the artistic direction of Adele*Mike Dittrich Frydetzki. Supported by residencies at Les Subsistances Lyon and Schloss Bröllin. With thanks to TWIKX- Theaterwerkstatt im Kontor80, Leipzig. Funded by Fonds Darstellende Künste (Performing Arts Fund) with funds provided by Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media within the framwork of NEUSTART KULTUR, the City of Leipzig - Cultural Office and Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen (Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony). This project is co-financed by tax funds on the basis of the budget determined by the Saxon state parliament. The residency of the project is funded as part of the program "Culture Bröllin Castle 2023". The residency program of schloss bröllin e.V. is funded by the Ministry of Science, Culture, Federal and European Affairs of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and the County of Vorpommern-Greifswald.
PERFORMANCE Marty Damour, Lars JustLarsReally
LIVE SOUNDDESIGN + MUSIC Sophia Ziesch
SONG Kolektiw Klanki
COSTUME Haia Iggi Auslander
GRAPHIC + SCENOGRAPHY Lisa Legain
SCENOGRAPHY Raiko Sànchez
FINANCE Felix Worpenberg
ORGANISATION Mariam Nazaryan
DISCOURSE + ACCESS Melmun Bajarchuu
ARTISTIC DIRECTION Adele*Mike Dittrich Frydetzki
PHOTO Lisa Legain
- Premiere regular: 16,— €
- Premiere reduced: 11,— €
- Regular: 13,— €
- Reduced: 9,— €
- Soli-Price: 20,— €