Concept, Direction, Choreography: Patricia Noworol
Performance: Shawndrick D. Hallman, Patrick Williams Seebacher, Sefa Erdik, Ibrahima Biaye, Patricia Noworol
Assistance: Deborah Sophia Leist
Dramaturgy: Martina Gimplinger
Lighting Design: Jens Piske
Video: Oscar Loeser (Schnittburo Berlin)
Costumes: Patricia Noworol and Martina Gimplinger with special thanks to Schauspielhaus Bochum
Patricia Noworol is pissed off. The curators and the Board of Trustees rejected her project proposal that deals with homosexuality & Hip Hop. But Patricia Noworol refuses to give up and accept it. Together with the dancers, she questions the condition of being an artist and therefore, of being herself. How much freedom, opportunity and risk are left in an artistic work process if an explanation for everything – with a backup, a good reason, and a plan is expected at every stage?
In the end, everyone is exhausted and then this beauty, this love and lightness of dancing gradually emerges. Belonging. Going on. Fit- ting in and always smiling. What sells and what doesn’t? What is this all actually about? Because she was turned down, the choreographer is not obligated to any house or institution and her piece is not obligated to any safe ending. The negative reply unleashes a peculiar pow- er. The artists are striving and struggling, longing and dreaming. And in the end, you still don’t know where exactly to place this performance and how to describe it. What remains is a desire and hope that everything could also be different. Even though you don’t know how.
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