Kuhle Wampe (2016)

Site specific performance, Kuhle Wampe, East Berlin DE

Site specific dance, performance and dinner at the KUHLE WAMPE camping place in East Berlin. Duration: 4h

Get out of the city! Starting mid-June the Sophiensæle will relocate its base to the outskirts of South East Berlin: between Großer Krampe and pine tree woods far from the big city radars lays the tent site Kuhle Wampe. Every night this faraway place becomes an experimental field of solidarity: based on the eponymous Brecht film from 1932, an obstacle course combines the camping grounds, dance scenes, performances and a dinner together.  

Kuhle Wampe is an equally poetic and discursive examination of the question, how trading in solidarity in light of the financial debt crisis, precariousness and forced migration, can look like today. The performers invite you to a game together, search for the collective patterns of movement and say goodbye to the status quo with furious monologues. With the sun setting over the lake the evening slides into an open ending… 

Artistic direction, concept, choreography: Kiriakos Hadjiioannou
Artistic direction, dramaturgy: Wilma Renfordt
Created and performed by: Léonard Bertholet, Dominique Cardito, Janne Gregor, Anja Meser, Anna Schmidt, Malte Scholz, Nancy Stamatopoulou, Margarita Tsomou, Matan Zamir
Music: Falk Rößler, Nils Weishaupt
DJ: Stray Kat
Set and costumes: Anke Gänz
Photos: Arne Schmitt
Camera and editing: Katja Renner
Production management: Lara-Joy Hamann
Assistant: Henrike Kohpeiss
Production: Kiriakos Hadjiioannou in co-production with Sophiensaele Berlin

Funded by Fonds Darstellende Künste e.V., the Governing Mayor of Berlin – Senate Chancellery – Cultural Affairs /Kofinanzierungsfonds, Pro Helvetia Swiss Arts Council, the Bezirkskulturfonds Treptow-Köpenick and the Fachausschuss Theater und Tanz Kanton Basel-Stadt. media partner: Jungle World, taz.die tageszeitung

Photos ©Arne Schmitt