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  • Wenzel Vöcks de Schwindt
  • April 2nd 2021
  • TATWERK | Berlin / Online

In a work of music theatre that pits Gregorian chant against dribbling basketballs, Wenzel Vöcks de Schwindt and his ensemble are on a quest for alternative forms of masculinity. What strength and what serenity is there in Gregorian chant? What closeness and what distance can be found in basketball?

Between Us
Portrait of three young men, outside, with woolen hats. A basketball between them. © Jana Kießer

Three male voices ring out across the dark performance space. A Gregorian chant. Suddenly, there’s the sound of someone dribbling a basketball. Bodies are set in motion. Rapid breathing. Light.
In a work of music theatre set between these opposing forces, Wenzel Vöcks de Schwindt and his ensemble are on a quest for alternative forms of masculinity. What strength and what serenity is there in Gregorian chant? What closeness and what distance can be found in basketball? What rituals of tenderness can possibly be found in these two patriarchal structures?
Amidst intimacy and shame, rivalry and desire, competition and solidarity, the evening seeks out those human encounters which exist beyond hegemonic aspirations of power.

A production by Wenzel Vöcks de Schwindt in co-production with LOFFT – DAS THEATER and in cooperation with Ballhaus Ost and TATWERK | Performative Forschung.

Funded by the Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa des Landes Berlin and the Bezirksamt Pankow von Berlin, Amt für Weiterbildung und Kultur – Fachbereich Kunst und Kultur and the City of Leipzig, Kulturamt.
This production is part of the residency program schloss bröllin e.V., supported by the Ministerium für Bildung, Wissenschaft und Kultur des Landes Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and the Landkreis Vorpommern-Greifswald.

Credits

Concept & Direction: Wenzel Vöcks de Schwindt
Performance & Singing: Philipp Keßel, Ludwig Obst & Daniel Wendler
Dramaturgy & Production Assistance: Leonie Adam
Costume Design: Jojo Shone & Maja Avnat
Musical Supervision: Patrick Orlich
Basketball Training: Patrick Bingel & Fabian Masche
Direction Assistance: Samuel Petit
Administration: Chris Wohlrab

Dates

Streaming within »Between Us«:
April 2nd 2021
8:30 pm
TATWERK | Berlin / On Twitch

»Between Us« invites selected artists to realize independent, digital and discursive formats within their own work processes explicitly designed for streaming.
Supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.

Logo takepart

Premiere:
Ballhaus Ost | Berlin

Further shows:
LOFFT | Leipzig