The site-specific performance “WE’RE USED TO BEING DARKER” invites you to take a look into a closed society.
10 women. 10 episodes. Off the rails. Spare. No matter how hard it lies, how far we fall, how far we drift: It rolls. Unstoppable.
A microcosm under deprivation of freedom. The expectation of (free) time. 10 approaches, 10 angles, one chance to hit them all. Strike.
What limitations do we seek for ourselves? What limits, what frees and what empowers us? The attraction for us lies in the transfer of the inner perception of limitation through an “outside”, in our current space of movement, which seems almost unlimited. It is possible for us to be at any time, almost everywhere. To be (simply) everything.
But is this really true? Which rules, sets of rules and systems do we impose on ourselves, which ones determine us, which ones do we determine ourselves. Can we always be who we want to be, always and everywhere? How free do we feel? How free are we really?
Location: Bowling and skittle alley of the VfB Klotzsche-Hellerau e.V., Meeting: Foyer Festspielhaus.
German/English, Duration: 1 h
This production includes not only the site-specific performance that premiered in October 2019 during the “89/19 Before / After” at HELLERAU, but also a web series in 10 episodes.
Interpret:ing: Hannah Adomat, Julia Amme, Viola Luise Barner, Caroline Beach, Helena Fernandino, Fang Yun Lo, Ly Thien Co Friedrich, Josef Panda, Johanna Roggan, Rika Yotsumoto, N.N., go plastic company
Artistic directors: Cindy Hammer, Susan Schubert
Video artist: Benjamin Schindler
Set / Costume Design: Alexandra Börner
Production management: Josefine Wosahlo
Technical direction: Benjamin Henrichs
Music: Various Artists
Art Work: Stephan Tautz
Photos: Erik Groß, Stephan Tautz
Public Relations: Thomas Natzschka
The 2022 revival is made possible by the programme “Stay curious. City of Culture Dresden 2022”.
A production of go plastic company in co-production with HELLERAU – European Center for the Arts and WUK Theater Halle and in cooperation with Hellerauer Sporttreff. Supported by the NATIONAL PERFORMANCE NETWORK co-production support dance, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media. Supported by the Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony, This measure is co-financed by tax funds on the basis of the budget passed by the members of the Saxon State Parliament. Funded by the City of Dresden – Office for Culture and Monument Protection Dresden. Funded by the city of Halle (Saale) for cultural purposes 2019.
With the kind support of DevirCapa Residency Program Faro, Portugal, Richter Meyer Marx Studio Berlin, TENZA Schmiede, TanzNetzDresden and GrooveStation Dresden.