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Recording: 2019-10-10 , Uferstudios (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Rose Beermann, Iva Sveshtarova

Soft Things


Production Details / Press Releases

Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them.
In Soft Things, two bodies explore the ostensible parallels of softness and femininity, as they travel through different forms of being. Softness has both a highly symbolic quality and is simultaneously a central dimension of corporeality – be it human or non-human. Associated with plasticity, fragility and delicacy, but also with flexibility and submissiveness, softness is often considered to be an explicitly feminine attribute. In this performance, two bodies go through a hard process in order to become soft things.

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TFB Nr. 1375

Cast & Credits

Concept, Realization and Performance: Rose Beermann, Iva Sveshtarova
Dramaturgy: Frauke Havemann
Stage and Costume: Anne Horny
Sound Design: Emilian Gatsov – Elbi
Lighting Design: Rosa Wernecke (gefährliche arbeit)
Sound: Ivan Bartsch
Public Relations: Jennifer Beck
Production: ehrliche arbeit – freelance office for culture.

In loving memory of Lena Mody.
Thanks to Marcel Bugiel for the inspiring discussions.
Thanks to Zoe Sebanyiaga for her amazing skills.

A Rose Beermann und Iva Sveshtarova production.
In collaboration with Uferstudios Berlin, TATWERK Performative Forschung, Aula im Milchhof e.V. and the residency program schloss broellin e.V., funded by the Ministry for Education, Science and Culture of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and the District Vorpommern-Greifswald.
Funded by the Hauptstadtkulturfonds.


Uferstr. 8/23
13357 Berlin


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)

Rose Beermann / Trailers and Video Documentations

Iva Sveshtarova / Trailers and Video Documentations

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