Production Details / Press Releases
The queer performance artist Hendrik Quast, with his alter egoHendrik mit K, turns the taboo of cancer in meritocracies into the grotesque. Inspired by conversations with those affected, he questions common narratives about cancer. As a pantomime coach, Hendrik mit K establishes humorous and empowering forms of expression for experiences of illness and thus calls for a self-determined discourse.
Quast’s performance can be experienced live in the VHS Pankow as well as in the live stream. The audience follows the dramaturgy of a workshop session. Through the art of pantomime, new ways of speaking are found that mobilize the boundary between illness and health.
TFB Nr. 1571
Cast & Credits
Idea, Concept, Performance, Text, Stage: Hendrik Quast
Costume: Christina Neuss
Music editing: Charlotte Simon (Les Trucs)
Dramaturgy: Alex Hennig
Artistic collaboration: Michel Wagenschütz
Assistance realization + graphics: Christina Mäckelburg
Techs: Tobias Klette
Dramaturgical advice: Marcus Dross
Production: Lisa Gehring
“Dancer with Cancer” is a production by Hendrik Quast in co-production with Akademie Schloss Solitude, Theater Rampe, Musik der Jahrhunderte, Freie Tanz- und Theaterszene Stuttgart, PZ Produktionszentrum Tanz, VHS Stuttgart.
It was presented as part of “The Irritated City. Festival of the Arts”, Stuttgart. Funded by Kulturamt der Landeshauptstadt Stuttgart within the framework of TANZPAKT Stuttgart, Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien, Senatskanzlei für Kultur und Europa, Berlin.
The revival is financed by the Berlin Senate for Culture and Europe. With the kind support of VHS Pankow and prater digital.
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):
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)