Production Details / Press Releases
Bastard: a swearword for any situation and an antiquated term for illegitimate children. The dance trio around Martin Hansen adopts the facets of a bastard, identifies themselves with the unwanted, the inconvenient and the unfavorable – and looks at the history of dance. What is inherited, what is passed on? How is the canon formed and who constructs the linearity? The bastards pose the uncomfortable question, search for the marginalized and build a dazzling future.
Cast & Credits
CONCEPT: Martin Hansen
BY AND WITH: Cécile Bally, Ania Nowak
DRAMATURGY: Mateusz Szymanówka
LIGHT DESIGN: Gretchen Blegen
COSTUME, STAGE: Melanie Jame Wolf
PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT: ehrliche arbeit – freies Kulturbüro
A production by Martin Hansen in coproduction with SOPHIENSÆLE.
Funded by the Governing Mayor of Berlin – Senatskanzlei – Cultural Affairs.
The video documentation is produced 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):