Peng! Peng! in DHMD

Rika Yotsumoto & Daniil Shchapov

2023/24 explore dance Auswärts Familie Tanz
Photo: Stephan Floss

The bouquet of flowers begins to wilt. Quickly swat the mosquito before it attaches its stinger to your skin! Visit grandma’s gravestone on Sunday. In many ways, we encounter death almost every day of our lives. Early or late, we experience the finite nature of life, the need to say goodbye, and the grief that comes with it. This feeling may feel strange and inexplicable, especially to children. What exactly am I feeling? How do I express it? Does it have color, shape, a weight? Can it perhaps speak or even clench its fists?

“Peng! Peng!” is an interdisciplinary performance of dance and object theater that explores the thematic complexity of death in a playful, theatrical way and gives these varied feelings plasticity, turning them into something tangible, perhaps even measurable.

Duration: 1 h including an audience discussion for each performance

This event is taking place in the Deutsches Hygiene-Museum Dresden.