Post Ironic Moustache

Charles Washington/Pinkmetalpetal Productions

Premiere | Duration: approx. 1 h

Tanz 2020/21 Intervention

Premiere

Post Ironic Moustache is a contemporary dance piece that combines performance, acting and live music in a cinematographic stage environment. Thematically inspired by the writings of the British cultural scientist Mark Fisher, in particular Acid Communism, in which he analyzed the political complexity of our time and the end of a class society as a possibility of a post-capitalist developments of our society. Post Ironic Moustache wants to deal with this theme scenically, questioning what we can learn from this spirit and how collective decision-making processes as a working method, metaphorically standing for our society, can performatively test this spirit. Collectivity, the individual and “common good” are themes of the piece and our working methodology.

Sat 09.04. Audience discussion afterwards

Accompanying text by Mihael Švitek

Sat 09.04. Live audio description and tactile tour by Gravity Access Services Berlin for visually impaired visitors. The tactile tour begins at 17:00. Registration at ticket@hellerau.org or +49 351 264 62 46

Audiodeskription von Gravity Access Services Berlin

Supported by DIEHL+RITTER/TANZPAKT RECONNECT, which is funded by the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of the NEUSTART KULTUR initiative

Pinkmetalpetal Productions is a choreographic platform for contemporary dance under the artistic direction of choreographer and dancer Charles A. Washington. Behind the founding of Pinkmetalpetal Productions in 2016 is the approach of bringing international artists together to artistically reflect on contemporary realities in a multidisciplinary way.

Charles Washington studied dance and choreography at the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance in London and Palucca Schule Dresden. He has shown his own work at LOT Theater Braunschweig, Projekttheater Dresden and the European Center for the Arts Hellerau.

Choreography and concept: Charles Washington

Dancers & choreographic assistance: Alba T. Alvarez, Lilia Ossiek, David Le Thai, Yuya Fujinami 

Music: Charles Washington with Kerstin Möller and Bernhard Teichfischer 

Stage design: Anuschka Kilian-Buck & Federica Menegatti 

Fashion design: Wenke Sommer & Wiete Sommer 

Lighting: Kristin Feldmann 

Production management: Kerstin Möllerz 

Co-production HELLERAU – European Center for the Arts