Since the Middle Ages, the figure of the witch appears extremely ambilvalent: stigmatized as a heretic, as sexually deviant and being with the devil, she was released in the transition to capitalism to persecution. At the same time, she is regarded as the guardian of knowledge about reproduction and healing as well as a sexually and economically self-determined woman. Adopted as a feminist fighter who defies the power structures and control procedures of capitalist patriarchy, she becomes a political symbol. We are exploring the meaning of the witch in our body history. We focus on the powerful and haunted body. Historical apparatus collides with pop culture fantasies and science fiction. The result is a space in which the sensual shows itself as political and the question arises: Who are the witches of today - and who pursues them?
choreography and artistic director: Ursina Tossi
dramaturgy: Margarita Tsomou
co-choreography and dance: Rachell Bo Clark, Camilla Brogaard, Julia B. Laperrière, Amanda Romero, Ursina Tossi
sound: Johannes Miethke
stage: Hanna Lenz, Anja Zihlmann
costume: Judith Förster
lights: Ricarda Schnoor
artistic production- and press: Stückliesel
artistic assistance: Anna Seenova-Ganz
Photo by Philipp Weinrich
WITCHES is a production by Ursina Tossi in co-production with Kampnagel, MARKK Hamburg, tanzfaktur Köln and Ballhaus Ost Berlin.
funded by: Behörde für Kultur und Medien Hamburg
NRW Landesbüro Freie Darstellende Künste NRW e.V. mit Mitteln des Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen
Fonds Darstellende Künste