People with special needs (non-disabled) should now be allowed to participate. Therefore, a great gesture is made to raise awareness of their concerns and to offer the prospect of solidarity.
This is how we wanted to make theatre. Now reality has caught up with us. With Covid-19, the individual experience of being limited in one's own possibilities is seeping into the collective social body. The Show can't go on, but we press the buzzer and stay on the screen. We move the show into the virtual, because now is exactly the right moment to tweak the concept of norm and ask ourselves a couple questions: To which norm do we actually want to return after this "exceptional situation"? And do we want to continue glorifying strategies of self-exploitation in the norm of the future?
NO LIMIT is a remote performance. In a webinar format, spectators and performers meet live and interactively. Don't worry, there’s no obligation to participate and you’ll remain invisible. If you just want to stare, you’re very welcome; there’s no need to take a shower and make yourself presentable! But don't think that you don't have a standing in the matter of reorganisation or, viceversa, that you can steal out of responsibility! We are all change-makers now! Whether you like it or not!
A production by Angela Alves in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE. Funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe and supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media. With friendly support by Aktion Mensch and TURN. Neue Bewegung für Multiple Sklerose e.V. In cooperation with TATWERK | Performative Forschung. Media partner: taz. die tageszeitung
June 16th - 18th 2020 | 8 pm
Sophiensæle | Berlin
artistic direction, choreography, performance: Angela Alves
dramaturgy: Alexandra Henning
performance, choreography: Athina Lange
performance, choreography, sign language interpretation: Gal Naor (The progressive wave)
sound, performance: Christoph Rothmeier
audiodescription, Performance: Simone Detig
setdesign: Philippe Krueger
video: Heiko Kalmbach
costume: Nina Burkhardt
production: Anka Belz (ehrliche arbeit)
Angela Alves studied dance at the ArtEZ Kunsthochschule in Arnhem and dance science at the FU Berlin. In 2014 she founded TURN. Neue Bewegung für Multiple Sklerose, an association for artists with MS, which also offers dance workshops.