AUGENBLICK MAL! 2023 will take place in Berlin from 21 to 26 April 2023!
Eine Person of Colour tanzt kraftvoll Krump. Eine weitere Person of Colour tanzt dahinter und hält die erste Person fest.
© René Löffler

A HUMAN RACE – THE RITE OF KRUMP

TANZKOMPLIZEN
#Youth Theatre
When: Mon 24.04. 20:00
Tue 25.04. 16:30
Wed 26.04. 11:00
Where: GRIPS Podewil
Recommended for ages: 11+ (ab 6. Klasse)
Duration: 45 minutes, no intermission

About

With full force and yet virtuosic, the dancers protest against social inequality and discrimination. The dance style Krump is danced resistance, born in the black community of L.A. To the highly emotional music "Le Sacre du printemps" the dance becomes an expression of inner contradictions, abysses and unspeakable states of each individual. It unites the group in a common struggle for freedom, participation and recognition. Dancing to survive.

Krump is a creative outlet for aggression. The anger over the wounds caused by exclusion and racism is danced away. Krump is also a refuge that provides a family structure for young people around the world. At the same time, the dance style is a form of self-empowerment in the face of feelings of powerlessness in the face of experienced racist violence.

Grichka Caruge is a multiple world champion and one of the best Krumpers in Europe. Together with five dancers from the international scene, he tells a story of empowerment with this production.

Follow-up conversations

After all performances, several follow-up conversations take place immediately afterwards, lasting a maximum of 90 minutes. The allocation to the talks takes place on site. There are always also spatially accessible offers. Information about the presenters can be found here.

Credits

Dance: Luka Austin Seydou, Solomon Quaynoo, Rochdi Alexander Schmitt, Mark Sheats, Émilie Ouedraogo Spencer
Choreographers: Grichka Caruge and ensemble
Music: Igor Stravinsky, “Le Sacre du Printemps“
Performance rights Music: Boosey & Hawkes - Bote & Bock GmbH, Berlin for Hawkes & Son (London) Ltd.
Dramaturgy: Livia Patrizi
Production: Carola Söllner
Stage & Costume: Silvia Albarella
Lighting design: Arnaud Poumarat
Technical director / Light: Martin Pilz
Theatre Pedagogue: Amelie Mallmann, Esmir Srdanovic

A production by TANZKOMPLIZEN as part of the Offensive Tanz für junges Publikum Berlin, in cooperation with Cie Art-Track (F) and with the kind support of the Institut français, the French Ministry of Culture/DGCA and the Centre Français de Berlin.