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Recording: 2024-05-24 , Ballhaus Ost (Video © Bickmann & Kolde GbR)

Tentacular Figurings

Meet Your Dancestors! – Some have been waiting for 30 Billion Years!

Ballhaus Ost

Production Details / Press Releases

Out of a dark, glossy mass, bodies start to materialize – everchanging in their shapes, in the ways they move and meet. In »Meet Your Dancestors!«, Berlin-based Performance collective Tentacular Figurings invites you to a r/evolutionary show, an undisciplined family* reunion with our pre- and post-human ancestors. Three performers will dive down into the primordial soup of our slimy origins in order to crawl, dance and sing their way into the blank spaces of scientific explanatory models. Using objects, masks and puppets, they expand their bodies to conjure up our speculative ancestors beyond normative constructions of species, gender and sexuality. It’s gonna get loud, and wild and electrifying! Leave your »sapiens« at the checkroom and Meet Your Dancestors!

Tentacular Figurings is an exploratory, multi-disciplinary performance collective. Core team are Mika Bangemann and Eddie N. von Seckendorff. Since 2021, they have been developing ambiguous bodies beyond the human in their performances. »Meet Your Dancestors!« is their first work at Ballhaus Ost.


TFB Nr. 1891

Cast & Credits

Concept: Tentacular Figurings
Choreography, performance: Mika Bangemann, Eddie N. von Seckendorff, Hanna Kritten Tangsoo
Stage, costumes, props: Eddie N. von Seckendorff
Light design: Hanna Kritten Tangsoo
Music, Composition: Mika Bangemann
Dramaturgy, Outside Eye: Olympia Bukkakis

A production by Tentacular Figurings in cooperation with Ballhaus Ost.
Funded by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion.

Ballhaus Ost

Pappelallee 15
D-10437 Berlin

Ticktes: (030) 440 391 68

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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