THE AGENCY DANCE
-audio dance performance-
8.,9.10.22/ 13,14,15,16,17 h.: 🦍 Stadtpark Lichtenberg 📍https://goo.gl/maps/ZKJjo7kqptD6j9hx8 Funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe as part of the DRAUSSENSTADT initiative.
What would happen if we suddenly woke up in a non-binary world?
How would we define ourselves in a reality where every element of the cosmos, whether living or nonliving, was of equal importance? Would we be able to lose in this utopian space, fundamental characteristics of our colonial and patriarchal reality such as the craving for control and domination?
Through a ceremonial choreography in which „we“ embody another species, we will have acquired renewed empathy for the beings with which we share the world. In “The Agency Dance” we will have joined Nadin, a woman who transformed into a gorilla as part of an attraction called ‘La Monga’ in the chilean amusement park „Fantasilandia“. The performance is a reinterpretation of the sexist and colonialist approach of the original version, and invites the audience to be part of a ritual that will have healed our relationship with other entities, whether animate or inanimate, and we will have restored the inter-species interconnectedness
Performance in collaboration with Stephanie von Kretschmann (design), Andrea Krohn (performance), Catalina Fernández (sound design) & Juan Gabriel Harcha (creative production)
Premier 10 September 2021. Show season between the 11 to 26 September 2021, Monopol Berlin.
Languages: English, Spanish and German
Video: Miguel Rozas | http://rozasestudio.com
Photos: Chistian Demarco @draconiam_christe | @magmastudio.de
Co-production partner SILENT DISCO-| https://silentdisco.de
Original performance by Val Germain created in the frame of FuturePerfectLand (Monopol Berlin, September 2021),curated and produced by CCPA (Curatorial collective for Public Art): Yael Sherill, Lianne Mol, Julia Kawka & José Délano, with the kind support of HauptstadtKulturFonds.
Second season funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe as part of the DRAUSSENSTADT initiative
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About the artist
Val Germain (CL) is an actress-performer, artistic director and performance facilitator. In Santiago de Chile she was part of the ensemble at the National Theatre for seven years, with whom she performed in countries such as Colombia, Peru and Germany. Valeria is a founding member of the performance collective 77 Stolen Fish (2011-2014). In 2010 she founded the performance collective Pink Valley, where she works as artistic director, performer and producer. Currently she also works with renowned performance collectives like Gob Squad and She She Pop. Her own projects have been exhibited in Germany, Italy, Spain and Chile.
"Radical Present“ online performance by Pink Valley. Selected for the Second Round of the Theatertreffen der Jugend 2021
„Körper, Chaos und Macht“ by Pink Valley Selected for the mid-term election of the 41st Theatertreffen der Jugend 2020
Article "Experimentar con empatía radical - Relato de un proceso creativo" by Val Germain. Cultural magazine Observatorio Cultural del Ministerio de las culturas y las artes de Chile
ITI (International theater Institute) scholarship 2011 to be Director assistant the performances “Are you with us” by Gob Squad (HAU) and "Kill your Darling...“ by René Pollesch (Volksbühne)
Your performance was everything. Thank for hosting me in that microcosmos... Rarely have I heard such epic voice“ -
„Thank you for this healing psychological ritual“