26 Jan 2024
| Made in Potsdam 2023
| Dance / performance
Three people move around the stage in a grotesque dance of emotions ranging from panic and astonishment to violence and fragility. Lessons for Cadavers is inspired by the physical language of horror – its exaggeration and hyperbole – to reflect the attitude of the living. Death here is a magical and grotesque realm inhabited by strange life forms - a zone of transformation. The political struggles of recent years in Brazil, in which the extreme right uses fear as a weapon to dominate bodies, hearts and minds, were an important background for Michelle Moura, who herself comes from Brazil. She dissects how imprisonment in a necropolitical system can turn people into the living dead.
Followed by an audience discussion
A co-production of fabrik Potsdam as part of Étape Danse - European residency programme
Rail strike? No problem! All ODEG trains (RE1) are running as scheduled.
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To Potsdam: RE1 to Potsdam 3 times an hour e.g.: 17:34 Berlin Alex 17:46 Berlin Zoo 18:05 Potsdam Hbf 17:54 Berlin Alex 18:08 Berlin Zoo 18:31 Potsdam Hbf 18:16 Berlin Alex 18:30 Berlin Zoo 18:51 Potsdam Hbf
To Berlin: RE1 1/2 times hourly e.g: from Potsdam Hbf 21:31, 21:50, 22:30, 23:30
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With: Clarissa Rêgo, Jorge De Hoyos, Michelle Moura Conception, choreography and artistic direction: Michelle Moura Dramaturgy and assistant choreography: Maikon K Music and sound: Kaj Duncan David Lights and scenography: Annegret Schalke Costumes and makeup: Thelma Bonavita Artistic collaboration: Nina Krainer Seamstress: Luciana Imperiano Production management: ehrliche arbeit - freies Kulturbüro International distribution: Something Great Acknowledgments to Mateusz Szymanówka, Atalya Tirosh, Elisabete Finger, Nics Kort, Annette David, Nina David Production: Michelle Moura Co-production: Sophiensæle, deSingel, Something Great. Funded by Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe & Fonds Darstellende Künste with the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of the Neustart Kultur program With the support of fabrik Potsdam – Etape Danse network, the French Institute of Germany – Theater and Dance Office, La Maison CDCN Uzès Gard Occitanie, Théâtre de Nîmes, Mosaico Danza – Interplay Festival Turin, Ministry of Culture – DGCA, Landeshauptstadt Potsdam, Fondazione Piemonte dal Vivo, Lavanderia a Vapore Torino and Koda Kultur Résidences at PACT Zollverein, fabrik Potsdam and Théâtre de Nîmes Dauer: 55 Min.