“Sailor on Aisle 5” follows five performers on an identity parkour through the precarious waters of late capitalism.
A sailor* can be one or many and is an interweaving of ideas, objects, sound and personality traits. Moving in and out of being, these Sailors contemplate various aspects of our daily existence and the ways in which we ourselves become commodities.
Set in the abstraction of a supermarket, the performance moves through the layers of simulation in which we find ourselves, suggesting a world of endless aisles and infinite choice.
Sailor* questions how desire, caring, and empathy intersect with consumer culture and how they might exist outside of it. The performers move through the personal to the mythological, using dance, humor, and pop music to explore alternative futures that we might actively construct in the present.
Caroline Beach is a Texas-born, Dresden-based choreographer, performer, dancer and musician. Her work is interdisciplinary but finds its roots in the lived experiences of the body.
Parking on the forecourt temporarily not possible!
Artistic rehearsals and performances will take place on the forecourt during this period.
Mon/Tue 20/21/09 10:00 – 19:00
Wed 22.09. 16:00 – 19:00 hrs
Sat 25/09 4pm – 7pm
Sat/Sun 02./03.10. 19:30 – 22:00 hrs
+ Talking About
Thu 23.09.2021 21:00, Dalcroz-Saal, HELLERAU
Audience discussion with Miller/de’ Nobili & Caroline Beach
Duration: 1 h
Choreography & Sound: Caroline Beach
Stage & Costume Design: Amelie Sabbagh & Lisa Rüger
Video, Graphics & Art: Lucie Freynhagen
In collaboration with the performers: Jossia Clement, Valerie Ebuwa, Joseph Hernandez, Laura Morales Davila, Steph Quinci
Choreographic assistance and management: Ana Dordevic
Supported by the Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony and the Office for Culture and Monument Protection of the State Capital Dresden.