Doors at 19:30
Show at 20:00
Location: Katapult (Wilhelminenhofstr 91, 12459 Berlin) Please enter from the back entrance.
Tickets: 12-15€ (sliding scale)
Eight by two meters of green artificial gras, behind it a landscape stretches out on a large canvas. Two people lie in the grass: “It’s a perfect day.” Yoga on the grass, the smell of the forest, a bird appearing from a hologram. Two bodies balancing and floating, techno, sexuality, the dog upside down and the happy cat. A futuristic rap concert, a dystopia, a rift, coldness and pleasure, cables, wireless connections, microphones and cameras. “Hedonia” is an interdisciplinary circus performance that combines contemporary circus, digital media, video art, rap, text and sound design to create a multi-sensory experience. In the tension between plastic nature, real feelings and pixel tears, the performers* embark on a critical investigation of our technology-mediated reality and its profound impact on our lives.
LANGUAGE: text with translation into German
Relaxed performance: no
Photos copyright: Christophe Raynaud de Lage
About the artists:
Clara Cortés graduated in Fine Arts from the Universitat de Barcelona (2013). From 2014 to 2018, she studied “Circus & Performance Arts” at ACaPA (NL). Her circus discipline is fixed trapeze. Clara’s work is interdisciplinary, bringing new and innovative impulses into the circus with her fine arts background.
Moritz Grenz graduated from the Bachelor’s program in “Circus & Performance Arts” at ACaPA (NL). His main discipline is tight wire. In addition to circus, he is involved with rap music and sound engineering, combining these elements to artistically explore socially relevant issues.
Paul Schultze graduated from the Bachelor’s program in musicology in Halle (Saale) and is currently pursuing his Master’s degree in Audio Communication and Technology at TU Berlin. He produces electronic music under the alias FM Pause and specializes in experimental sound design for installations and scenic works.
Simon Vorgrimmler completed his Bachelor’s degree in scenic arts at the University of Hildesheim. He combines the means and languages of theater with digitally generated elements from film and visual arts.
Hedonia is presented as part of Zeit für Zirkus, taking place from 17-19.11.2023.
Zeit für Zirkus is the Germany-wide format of the international annual circus festival La nuit du cirque. In this festival a total of over 220 performances in around 50 countries get presented.