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Recording: 2022-11-18 , HAU1 Hebbel am Ufer

Cia Vero Cendoya

Bogumer (or Children of Lunacharski)

NO LIMITS Festival | HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU1)

Production Details / Press Releases

“Bogumer” is an inclusive dance-theatre show about the search for one’s own identity, the dynamics of power and the methods of mass manipulation, without forgoing humour and poetry.

The breathtaking performance is the result of Vero Cendoya’s many years of experience in dance with disabled and non-disabled people. It takes as the starting point the real trial of God that Anatoli Lunacharski held in 1918. Russia after the triumph of the Communist Revolution is the inspiration for creating a timeless space in which the seven protagonists relate with one another and dance in a setting that sinks beneath their feet. “Bogumer” draws inspirational aesthetic references from the cinema of Yorgos Lanthimos, from films such as “Battleship Potemkin”, the political literature of Noam Chomsky, and the existentialist philosophy of Nietzsche. The result is a stunning firework that talks about the search for personal identity and struggle for leadership through the poetics of dance and theatre.

[Source: play bill]

TFB Nr. 1710

Cast & Credits

Direction, choreography: Vero Cendoya
Performance: Natalia d’Annunzio, Vero Cendoya, Carlos Fernández, Linn Johansson, Laia Martí, Jacob Gómez, Jem Prenafeta
Dramaturgy: Israel Solà, Vero Cendoya
Assistant direction: Laura Alcalà
Music: Adele Madau
Set design, audio visuals:
Stage construction: Kike Blanco
Costume: Pau Aulí
Lighting design:
Photography: Kiku Piñol
Sound design: David Solans
Rhythmic choreography: Isabel Tapias
Production: Lidia Serrat
Co-production: Mercat de les Flors
Accounts: Joan Fabregat
International Management: Albert Baldomà, Fani Benages
Thanks to: Mili García, Raphael Holzer, Carla Torres, Jaume Prenafeta, Sandra Carrau, Ester Nadal, Rai Borrell, Rafató Teatre, Complex Esportiu de Tarragona, El Graner

Presenter: Lebenshilfe Kunst und Kultur gGmbH
In collaboration with: HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Theater Thikwa, Ballhaus Ost, RambaZamba Theater, Lebenshilfe Berlin, nbw Nordberliner Werkgemeinschaft
Funded by: Aktion Mensch, Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe.

HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU1)

Stresemannstr. 29
10963 Berlin

Tickets: +49 (0)30 259 004 27

Video Documentation

The video documentation is produced on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion. 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):

University Library of the Berlin University of Arts
Mediathek für Tanz und Theater des Internationalen Theaterinstituts / Mime Centrum Berlin
Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin (HZT)

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