Consul und Meshie

Antonia Baehr and Latifa Laâbissi. In a visual installation by Nadia Lauro

Fri, 16. Juli 2021

Sat, 17. Juli 2021

8:00 pm

Schwankhalle, Buntentorsteinweg 112/116, 28201 Bremen

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Prices: Solidarity price system 14/10/7 EURO, Bremen Pass/Kultursemesterticket 3 EURO. No further reductions. Online tickets plus 1 EURO.

Total duration: 3.5 hours / length of stay freely selectable
Language: German, English, Arabic, French

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“An homage to quite famous apes… Ironically, Laâbissi and Baehr assume the identities of Meshie and Consul and play out the human tendency toward alienation and humanization.”
Der Standard transl.

The human being is his own monkey. Or: Two humans are playing monkeys who are playing humans for humans. They get out of control and control each other while training each other. They eagerly dos and don’ts. They sleep and lapse into apathy, they blast slogans from populist speeches. They cannibalise poses, iconic dances, embroider slogans. For the duration of three and a half hours, Consul and Meshie present hybrid figures who question the violence of attributions. They swirl on the border of the categories nature/culture, man/woman, own and foreign.

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PRODUCTION Figure Project / make up productions
Coproduction  HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin), Le Magasin des horizons (Grenoble), CCN2, Centre choréographique national de Grenoble, Xing/Live Arts Week VII (Bologna)

Funded by Hauptstadtkulturfonds and the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. Supported by the NATIONAL PERFORMANCE NETWORK Guest performance funding dance, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, and the Ministries of Culture and the Arts of the Länder.

NOTE: Depending on the incidence, a daily negative rapid test/citizen test may be required for participation. Alternatively, proof of a complete vaccination or of having survived Covid-19 can be provided. Please inform yourself about the currently valid regulations at gesundheit.bremen.de/corona