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Soft things

  • Rose Beermann, Iva Sveshtarova
  • October 10th - 13th 2019
  • Uferstudios | Berlin

»Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them.«

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Graphic of different image sections of superimposed skin folds and a transparent marble. © Foto: Stefanie Kulisch | Gestaltung: Lisa Klinkenberg

In »Soft Things« two bodies explore the equation of softness and femininity, traveling through different forms of being. Softness is a highly symbolic quality and at the same time a central dimension of bodies - human and non-human. Associated with malleability, fragility, and delicacy, but also with compliance and docility, softness is often perceived as an explicitly feminine quality. In this performance, two bodies go through a hard process to become soft things.

A production by Rose Beermann and Iva Sveshtarova. In collaboration with Uferstudios Berlin, TATWERK | Performative Forschung, Aula im Milchhof e.V. and the residency program schloss bröllin e.V.. Funded by the Hauptstadtkulturfonds.

Video »Soft things «
Trailer »Soft things «

Dates

Premiere:
October 10th 2019
8:30 pm
Uferstudios | Berlin

Weitere Vorstellungen:
October 11th - 13th 2019
8:30 pm
Uferstudios | Berlin

Credits

Concept, realization and performance: Rose Beermann, Iva Sveshtarova
dramaturgy: Frauke Havemann
Stage and costume design: Anne Horny
Sound design: Emilian Gatsov - Elbi
Lighting design: Rosa Wernecke
Production management: ehrliche arbeit - freies Kulturbüro
Press and public relations: Jennifer Beck

Biography

Rose Beermann studied cultural studies at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder) and subsequently completed a dance training. Since October 2010 participation in the MA 'Choreography and Performance' at the Institute for Applied Theater Studies in Giessen, which she successfully completed in March 2013. Since then she works as a freelance choreographer, director and dramaturg in Berlin. Further information about her artistic work at rosebeermann.de

Iva Sveshtarova, born in Sofia, Bulgaria, is an artist and performer. She graduated with a Master's degree in 'Choreography and Performance' from the Institute of Applied Theatre Studies in Giessen, Germany. From 2002 to 2006 she worked as a performer at Acto - Instituto de Art Dramatica, Portugal. In 2006 she received a scholarship for DanceWEB Europe. In 2007 she joined the group 'Б brain Сstore Пproject' from Sofia.
www.ivasveshtarova.wordpress.com