Production Details / Press Releases
How does pathos manifest itself within the body? How can emotive body images be produced, how can they be undermined and overlaid with new images and movements?
Newly emerging manners of speech and performance indicate that grand gestures are back, or maybe they never left. Today, pathos seems to have political power (again). With their new production HYPERBODIES, bücking&kröger investigate these phenomena of pathos, grandiosity and exaggeration. Their focus lies on the body as a mirror of current problems. Motifs of swelling and mannerist images of moving bodies, characterised by grotesque ornamentation and distorted proportions, give rise to the reconfigured, bent and overburdened bodies on stage: hyperbodies. These are transformed, gradually spilling out of their confines and dissolving into oversized, swollen shapes that reveal their powerfully compelling force while being exposed within it. These emotive images fluctuate between solemnity and humour, breaking open and subverting their structure.
TFB Nr. 1305
Cast & Credits
Concept, choreography & performance: Florian Bücking, Raisa Kröger
Stage design & graphic design: Fabian Reimann
Music: Julius Born
Costume: Michiel Keuper
Lighting design: Martin Pilz
Dramaturgy, production manager: Johanna Withelm
Production Assistance: Katharina Meyer
Assistant Costume Design: Martin Sieweke
Press and Public Relations: Lilly Schofield
Photo documentation: Mayra Wallraff
A production by bücking & kröger in cooperation with Uferstudios Berlin, funded by Hauptstadtkulturfonds.
Supported by BattleROYAL and Garage.
Thanks to: Daniel Pakendorf, Dorothea Withelm and the whole team of Uferstudios
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):
bücking&kröger / Trailers and Video Documentations
- bücking&kröger: Interview / Portrait bücking&kröger (2019)
- bücking&kröger: all we got to do (Making-of) (2021)
- bücking&kröger: coming out of a secret room (2018)
- bücking&kröger: Pornografie der Emotionen (2017)
- bücking&kröger: Narragonien (2016)
- bücking&kröger: If you don’t look up, it looks like a castle (2016)
- bücking&kröger: the wall // exercise on borders (2014)