Dance
Simona Deaconscu / Tangaj Collective (RO)
Daughters
On stage, tentatively fumbling, isolated, hypnotically moving: three daughters of a confused generation; united in a kind of resistant community. Their bodies symbolise the countless bodies before them, those of their mothers and grandmothers, for all those who seek orientation, dare something, make mistakes, doubt, suffer. They act like cyborgs, driven by a craving for excitement and closeness, for freedom and power, in a state of constant charge and increasing tension. Performed in English.
--> Leipzig --> LOFFT - Das Theater --> Monday, 18th of October --> 8 p.m.

Daughters 6 © Ionut Rusu Web
Daughters © Ionut Rusu

Theatre Ritual
Handa Gote (CZ)
Die Rache
Theatre in its most intense form, ritualised and condensed into a kind of silent movie. "Die Rache” (The Revenge) is a psychedelic western from the German-Czech border region, but above all it is a dark meditation on the principle of an eye for an eye, on a retribution that leads to self-destruction. The Prague artists' collective "Handa Gote" exposes the thin line that marks the border between coexistence and barbarism. No language barrier.
--> Leipzig --> LOFFT - Das Theater --> Wednesday, 20th of October --> 8 p.m.

Dance
Niv Sheinfeld & Oren Laor (ISR)
The Third Dance
"The Third Dance" is the title of an older work by the world-famous Israeli dancer/choreographer couple Liat Dror and Nir Ben Gal. An evening that tells of a long-standing relationship, of love and desire, of everyday life and drifting apart. Niv Sheinfeld & Oren Laor shed light on the particular time that has passed since their last duet. The changes in their bodies, their art, their togetherness. With energy and beauty. With pathos, but beyond kitsch. No language barrier.
--> Chemnitz --> Kraftwerk --> Wednesday, 20th of October --> 8 p.m.
--> Leipzig --> LOFFT - Das Theater --> Friday, 22nd of October --> 8 p.m.
--> Dresden --> Zentralwerk --> Sunday, 24th of October --> 8 p.m.

Performance
Elli Papakonstantinou / ODC Ensemble (GR)
Traces of Antigone
Six women of different ages in their domestic environment. Private yet public, transparent yet mysterious, present yet absent, connected yet isolated, somehow safe yet unprotected. Created in the first Lockdown in spring 2020, “Traces of Antigone” is a masterpiece of digital theatre.
The performance will be performed live in six flats simultaneously - and streamed via Zoom. Performance in English and Greek. Passages in Greek will be subtitled in English.
--> Stream --> Live --> Zoom --> Thursday, 21st of October --> 8 p.m.

Traces Of Antigone P 5 © Sophia Manoli Web
"Traces of Antigone", Stage version © Sophia Manoli

Dance Installation
Ferienčíková, Júdová, Timpau (SK/RO)
Everywhen
Life as a continuous cycle, the individual in it vulnerable, unprotected. What the dancer Soňa Ferienčíková presents in "Everywhen" shows nothing less than an archive of history and the present. It is a panorama of fatalism, and at the same time a great fright. Framed by a fast-paced video installation and driving sounds, she confronts herself with the ghosts of the past and all what surrounds her. No language barrier.
--> Dresden --> Societaetstheater --> Friday, 22nd of October --> 7.30 p.m.
--> Chemnitz --> Komplex --> Saturday, 23rd of October --> 7.30 p.m.

Performance Theatre
Pasi Mäkelä (FIN)
Walrus Vampire Show
A probably sexless, endangered vampire walrus has left the melting North Pole to make it as a performance artist in Central Europe. The exceptional Finnish performer Pasi Mäkelä combines slapstick with Butoh, the telling of fairy tales and dodgy jokes with choreographic miniatures and absurd improvisations. In this hell of a ride he navigates with anarchic, jumpy logic through a blurred reality where everyone is condemned to help himself. Performed in English.
--> Chemnitz --> Komplex --> Friday, 22nd of October --> 8 p.m.

Lecture Performance Dance
Renata Piotrowska-Auffret & Guests (PL)
The pure gold is seeping out of me
Renata Piotrowska-Auffret examines the topic of motherhood between private desires and ideas, in the face of working life and society expectations. What initially appears to be a lecture on her own experiences is enriched by narratives from other women. Female longings meet insecurities, social dogmas, the possibilities and limitations of artificial insemination, promises of salvation and legal regulations. In English and Polish with German subtitles.
--> Dresden --> Societaetstheater --> Saturday, 23rd of October --> 7.30 p.m.

The pure gold is seeping out of me 7 © Maurycy Stankiewicz Web
The pure gold is seeping out of me © Maurycy Stankiewicz

Dance
Tünet Együttes / The Symptoms (HU)
Head First
Three dancers attempt something seemingly impossible: to let the audience participate in the experience of a birth. They reveal their memories, the ones of their bodies during pregnancy, of amazing and occasionally disturbing emotional states, of the staccato of contractions and the liberating birth process. Birth, performed as a boundary breaking event of human existence, euphoric, traumatic, witch-like ecstatic. Performance in Hungarian with English (+ German) subtitles.
--> Leipzig --> LOFFT - Das Theater --> Saturday, 23rd of October --> 8 p.m.

Performance Theatre
Wariot Ideal (CZ)
Hlubiny
Three roamers on their journey through the world. On their backs entire households: tapestries and mattresses, unusual pieces of clothing and kitchen equipment, tools, furniture, wood. "Hlubiny" (“The Depths") is an opulent and in every moment astonishing procession of theatrical characters and archetypes, of outsiders and bearers of hope. An evening between shamanic ceremonies and relaxed Dadaism, with slapstick, dark humour and a high dose of magic. No language barrier.
--> Leipzig --> LOFFT - Das Theater --> Sunday, 24th of October --> 8 p.m.