Production Details / Press Releases
Pharmacist or Balloonist is a choreographic pharmacy, which mixes dance, music and discussion with the live production of herbal remedies. In this new work, choreographer and pharmacist Elpida Orfanidou undertakes the risk of »choreographing confusion« in an attempt to discover the magic of transformation as an artistic, as well as a scientific process. In reference to movements of de-growth and ecology, the piece asks: Can the poison of time be transformed into a medicine of timelessness? The poison of forced productivity into a medicine of deliberate creativity? The poison of labor into a medicine of work?
TFB Nr. 1131
Cast & Credits
Concept: Who cares?
Performance: Friends and Colleagues
Lights: You will see
Sound: Something melodic
Dramaturgy: Whatever works
Outside Eye: You
Artistic Assistance: Does miracles
Co-Production: You are alway welcome
Production: Louise Bernadette Mochia, Martin Beeretz, Igor Dobricic, Hermann Heisig, Claudia Hill, Ixchel Mendoza Hernandez, Ines Moreno, Elena Polzer, Tian Rotteveel, Simone Truong, Saadet Türköz, Daniel Toscano, Christina Themeli, Anna Weißenfels, May Zarhy, ehrliche arbeit – freelance office for culture, Hauptstadtkulturfonds, Onassis Cultural Centre Athens, Ballhaus Ost, Isadora & Raymond Duncan Research Centre Athens, agora collective Berlin, Elpida Orfanidou
The video documentation is produced by Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. The purpose of this contract is to document productions in the field of contemporary dance in Berlin. The master recordings are archived by the University Library of the Berlin University of Arts. Copies of the recordings on DVD are available for viewing exclusively in the reference collections of the following archives (at media desks in these institutions):