The body is a political arena: it symbolises power, powerlessness, status and belonging. With and through it we create our social and cultural identity – just as we attribute it to others. Individuals thus become groups. Society is divided into segments. Homogenous spaces are created, exclude others and hold the individual in the cycle of peer groups and filter bubbles. In this field of tension between making differences visible and creating community, DIVE. A Celebration is located in this field of tension. Anna Konjetzky’s new production unfolds identity simultaneously as a permanent construction and as a deconstruction of overlapping, parallel actions, self- and third-party attributions. The perception and assessment of the individual protagonists wanders, shifts, becomes a costume or an unstrippable skin. Using the artistic means of choreography, music and language, stereotypes and identities are sampled, mixed and scratched until a new, collective beat is created. DIVE. A Celebration asks for something in common that is not based on similarity, but can emerge despite or precisely because of differences. With a crew of seven performers living in South Africa and Germany, the Munich-based choreographer creates a celebration of heterogeneity.
Artistic direction/choreography Anna Konjetzky
Dance Sahra Huby, Maxwell McCarthy, Quindell Orton, Elísa Lind Finnbogadóttir, Mlondi Dubazane, Thapelo Ben Kotlolo, Bafikile Sedibe
Stage Anna Konjetzky / Andrey von Schlippe
Music Klaus Janek Light Wolfgang Eibert
Costume Michiel Keuper
Dramaturgical Advice Sarah Israel, Matteusz Szymanówka
28 March 2020, Münchner Kammerspiele (*postponed due to Covid-19)