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No More Suffering

Dance Performance · Premiere by Kareth Schaffer, Martin Hansen
In the frame of The Last Open Spaces?

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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.

25.02.2022 Artist Talk with Kareth Schaffer & Martin Hansen after the performance

27.02.2022 Haptic Access Tour + Audio description  by Jess Curtis / Gravity Access Service (Anja Flessa)
Registration at anmeldung@tanzfabrik-berlin.de 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

Kareth Schaffer

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

Martin Hansen (AUS/DE) is a Berlin-based choreographer and artist working in performative media, within both theatre and gallery contexts. Throughout their body of work, they seek to activate and unfold queer temporalities around the dancing body and the economies of power that sustain the theatre. In their practice, archives in the form of extant photography, film, video and GIF collections are used to critically explore memory and time, with ghosts recurring as generative figures and structures upon which individual works are built. Choreography thereby acts as an organising principle, serving to activate relations between body, object, image, text, and place. Martin was a Danceweb scholar in 2013 and was named Germany’s Dancer of the Year by the magazine “tanz” in 2012.
Duration: approx. 70 minutes

Tickets: 10€ / 15€ promotional ticket / 20€ soli ticket
70% of the ticket proceeds go directly to the artists.
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Choreography, performance, text: Martin Hansen & Kareth Schaffer | Music, sound design: Mars Dietz | Set design: Dan Lancea | Costume: Lauren Steel | Light: Elliott Cennetoglu | Sound engineering: Andrea Parolin | Choreographic assistance: Leah Katz  | Dramaturgical Advice: Mila Pavićević | Press: Jana Lüthje | Production management: M.i.C.A.- Movement in Contemporary Art | Text used in the performance: Psalm 51: 1- 3. 
A production of Martin Hansen,Kareth Schaffer // Construction Company | With support of Hauptstadtkulturfonds, Tanzfabrik Berlin, and the Institute for Proliferating Dramaturgies.