Suffering is often seen as something inevitable, at times even character-building. But it doesn't have to be that way: lasting victory is the goal of this intimate, rhythmic, and restlessly probing duet No More Suffering. Martin Hansen & Kareth Schaffer are seeking exit strategies from a familiar yet untenable present: through chanting, skipping, manifestos, and psalms, the pair exorcise—and exercise—their own lifelong penchant for suffering. The strongly atmospheric sounds of Mars Dietz and the opulent stage design by Dan Lancea, referencing Catholic religious images, counteract the beat set by the performers. The theater itself remains in limbo: heaven - or hell - lurks at every exit.
With support of Hauptstadtkulturfonds, Tanzfabrik Berlin, and the Institute for Proliferating Dramaturgies.
Choreography, performance: Martin Hansen & Kareth Schaffer | Music, sound design: Mars Dietz | Set design: Dan Lancea | Costume: Lauren Steel | Light: Elliott Cennetoglu | Sound engineering: Andrea Parolin | Press: Jana Lüthje | Production management: M.i.C.A.- Movement in Contemporary Art.
A production of Martin Hansen,Kareth Schaffer // Construction Company
Kareth Schaffer practices an extended concept of choreography with manifold collaborators under the name Construction Company. To date her works have scrutinized ancient monastic practices, honey bee movement patterns, prophecies, mudwrestling, synchronized swimming, foley, Angela Merkel, emojis, and imposter syndrome—among other things. constructioncompany.dance
Martin Hansen is a choreographer and dancer working between solo and collaborative endeavors in theatres and galleries. Their work has been a way to think through such topics as the biopolitics of the theatre, ghosts and why they haunt us, the problems with dance history's obsession with icon and monument, and suffering and its hopeful cessation. constructioncompany.dance
20.02.2022 Haptic Access Tour + Audio description by Jess Curtis / Gravity Access Service: Registration at firstname.lastname@example.org or +49 (0)30 / 200 592 70
In collaboration with Gravity Access Service, Tanzfabrik offers selected events with audio description and a so-called Haptic Access Tour (tactile tour). This includes live and recorded audio descriptions for blind and visually impaired visitors* and, in addition, sensory access consultations. For more information, visit the website: www.jesscurtisgravity.org/access
Following the performance on 26.02.2022 there will be an artist talk.
This is a 2G+ event, meaning that a negative test must be presented along with your proof of vaccination or recovery. Masks and distance regulations need to be kept regardless of the vaccination status. More info here.