2019 Berlin bücking&kröger


28.03.2019, 20.30 Uhr Premiere
29.03.– 31.03.2019 20:30 Uhr

Studio 1
Uferstr. 23
13357 Berlin

How does pathos manifest itself within the body? How can emotive body images be produced, how can they be undermined and overlaid with new images and movements?

Newly emerging manners of speech and performance indicate that grand gestures are back, or maybe they never left. Today, pathos seems to have political power (again). With their new production HYPERBODIES, bücking&kröger investigate these phenomena of pathos, grandiosity and exaggeration. Their focus lies on the body as a mirror of current problems: motifs of swelling and mannerist images of moving bodies, characterised by grotesque ornamentation and distorted proportions, give rise to the reconfigured, bent and overburdened bodies on stage: hyperbodies. These are transformed, gradually spilling out of their confines and dissolving into oversized, swollen shapes that reveal their powerfully compelling force while being exposed within it. These emotive images fluctuate between solemnity and humour, breaking open and subverting their structure.

concept, choreography, performance Florian Bücking, Raisa Kröger

Space, graphic Fabian Reimann
Music Julius Born
Costume Michiel Keuper

Light design Martin Pilz

Production/dramaturgy Johanna Withelm
Productionsassistence Katharina Meyer

Press/public relations Lilly Schofield

Pressphoto and dokumentation Mayra Wallraff

all photos: Mayra Wallraff