She She Pop
Personal memories polyphonically echo with the history of nation. High-profile work from Germany, passionately capturing our time and society
She She Pop is a female performance collective from Germany that is gaining more and more attention on the international scene. They see their mission as exploring the social boundaries of communication – and transgressing them in a purposeful and artistic way in a protected theatrical space. They have a specific aesthetic and ideological profile. Their shows are developed as a collective. There is no director – and also no author or actors. Texts and concepts are developed
together. Their theatrical approach is intellectual and humorous at the same time.
Drawers (Schubladen) is She She Pop’s latest work and premiered in Berlin in 2012. The work looks at a half century of European history before and after the fall of the Berlin Wall. 3 East-born and 3 West-born performers search their memories / letters from drawers, excerpts from journals, and favorite records. They talk about, sometimes laugh at and other times dance with the history of the East-West German division. The ideological gap between the two countries, revealed by their personal stories, is sure to resonate with a Japanese audience. The company will stay in Kyoto for an artist’s residency to research / create a new production, which will be shown at the upcoming
- Auditorium, Kyoto Art Center
- German with Japanese and English surtitles.
She She Pop
Founded in 1998 by graduates of the Gießen Institute for Applied Theatre Studies. The permanent members of this originally women-only performance collective— Johanna Freiburg, Fanni Halmburger, Lisa Lucassen, Mieke Matzke, Ilia Papatheodorou, Berit Stumpf and Sebastian Bark—live in Berlin and Hamburg. The artists who are She She Pop work outside the hierarchical structures of repertory theatre; they develop and perform their productions as a collective. The group’s trademark is the strong involvement of the audience as a force that helps to shape the course of their performances. 2010 they receive “Wild-Card” prize of the festival Favoriten for their Learadaption Testament and in 2011 the prize of the Goethe-Institut at the festival “Impulse”.
|Concept||She She Pop|
|By & with||Sebastian Bark, Johanna Freiburg, Barbara Gronau, Annett Gröschner, Fanni Halmburger, Alexandra Lachmann, Katharina Lorenz, Lisa Lucassen, Mieke Matzke, Peggy Mädler, Ilia Papatheodorou, Wenke Seemann, Berit Stumpf & Nina Tecklenburg|
|Dramaturgical advice||Kaja Jakstat|
|Coordination & assistance||Veronika Steininger|
|Stage design||Sandra Fox|
|Video||Sandra Fox, Branka Pavlovic|
|Second assistant||Eilika Leibold, Anja Predeick|
|Subtitles & Translation||KITA / David Maß, Naoko Kogo|
|Production Manager & PR||ehrliche arbeit|
|Tour management||Xenia Leydel|
|Company management||Elke Weber|
|Production||She She Pop|
|Co-production||HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin), Kampnagel (Hamburg), FFT (Düsseldorf), brut Wien|
|Funded by||City of Berlin, City of Hamburg, Rudolf Augstein Foundation, Fonds Darstellende Künste|
|Presented by||Kyoto Experiment|