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Recording: 2013-11-03 , Ballhaus Ost (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Christoph Winkler

Das Wahre Gesicht – Dance Is Not Enough

Ballhaus Ost

Production Details / Press Releases

Christoph Winkler’s work explores current social and political events from the specific standpoint of dance. In “The True Face – Dance is Not Enough”, he takes a closer look at how conflicts between nation states and its citizens have been provoked by the crisis of capitalism. Blatant displays of power clash with creative displays of protest to reveal the various aesthetic forms of conflict – both as ‘classical’ street theater, as well as in the political impetus behind contemporary art and arts activism. These bear eloquent witness to the emotional state of a generation, who have never known capitalism as anything other than in a constant state of crisis. But every ideological performance also has its gaps and inconsistencies that bear witness to what may have been overlooked. Police versus protestors doesn’t necessarily also represent strong versus weak. The “pantomimes” of protest produce a multitude of ambiguous and alternating meanings. So how and under what conditions is it at all possible to formulate protest?

Cast & Credits

Concept: Christoph Winkler
By and with: Ahmed Soura, Chris Daftsios, Luke Garwood, Luis Rodriguez
Creative Consulting: Mirko Winkel
Tech: André Schulz
Costumes: Lisa Kentner
Set Design Assistance: För Künkel
Press & Public Relations: Kerstin Böttcher
Voice coaching: Bernadette La Hengst
Production: ehrliche arbeit – freies Kulturbüro
A production by Christoph Winkler and ehrliche arbeit – freies Kulturbüro in cooperation with Ballhaus Ost. Funded by the Governing Mayor of Berlin – Senate Chancellery – Cultural Affairs and the Fonds Darstellende Künste e.V.
Supported by  Phase7.

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