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Recording: 2024-05-19 , HAU3 Hebbel am Ufer (Video © Bickmann & Kolde GbR)

Tümay Kılınçel

Melodrama Suits Her – A Revenge Evening

HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU3)

Production Details / Press Releases

With “Melodrama Suits Her – A Revenge Evening”, choreographer and dancer Tümay Kılınçel, together with two dancers and three musicians, brings a dance performance against the “male gaze”, the male, sexualising view, to the stage. She turns against the still common cinematic representation of women as weak, defenceless, hysterical and melodramatic. Is there really a need for a hero to save them? The dance performance works on stereotypical images of women that have manifested themselves through prevailing power structures and looks for ways to break with them on the screen, on stage and in life itself. The research is based on the Yeşilçam films of the Turkish mainstream, Mexican telenovelas and popular German movies as well as Hollywood classics.


TFB Nr. 1889

Cast & Credits

Artistic direction, choreography & performance: Tümay Kılınçel 
Choreographic collaboration, artistic advice & performance: Ixchel Mendoza Hernández
Choreographic collaboration & performance: Qadira Oechsle-Ali 
Music production: Leila Moon, Iman Ibragić, Fatmanur Şahin
Musical direction, sounddesign & vocals: Leila Moon
Sounddesign & Live-Set: Iman Ibragić
Music transcription, text editing, violin, viola & live-improvisation: Fatmanur Şahin
Artistic assistance & Co-direction: Onur Ağbaba
Dramaturgy: Berna Kurt
Dramaturgical support & expert Melodrama: Negar Taymoorzadeh
Lighting & video design: Catalina Fernández 
Stage & costume design: Merve Çelikyurt
Stage: Şenol Şentürk 
Sound: Josephine Mielke
Make Up: Elliot de Jahnsen
Coaching & choreography W*acking: Ana Selina Haberbosch 
Coaching voice & singing: Defne Şahin 
Coaching acting: Jessica Sy
Live audiodescription (German): Emmilou Rössling in collaboration with Silja Korn
Dramaturgical advice: Petra Poelzl (HAU) 
Production management: Vera Laube (HAU) 
Technical production management: Amina Nouns (HAU)
Thanks to: Dora Behm, Ricardo Carmona, Shayenne Di Martino, Ingileif Franzdóttir Wechner, Banu Kepenek, Mario Lukić, Marcel Moos, Sām Sabor, Ümit Uludağ

Production: Tümay Kılınçel / HAU Hebbel am Ufer
Co-production: FFT Düsseldorf, Künstler*innenhaus Mousonturm (Frankfurt am Main)
Funded by the Zero programme of the Kulturstiftung des Bundes (German Federal Cultural Foundation). Funded by the Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien (Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media)

HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU3)

Tempelhofer Ufer 10
10963 Berlin

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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)

Tümay Kılınçel / Trailers and Video Documentations

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