Theater / Performance / Tanz / Comedy / Video / Spoken Word / Physical Theatre
Timetable HundertPro 2023
Theater creates worlds that move between reality and fiction, require our imagination, and create their own temporality, their own "here and now." In other words, theater is asserting. And these assertions remain an important social function in troubled times. Times marked by war, climate change, capitalism and their negative effects on people.
In the past years, with HundertPro Festival we have always tried to contribute to creating a place where the future can be tried out; sensitive speaking can be practiced; so that there can be a space for self-empowerment, solidarity, and care-full action, and for the necessary imagination that things could be different. Our focus remains primarily on supporting perspectives that are marginalized, discriminated against, or excluded from society as a whole, and providing a space for them to express themselves artistically.
This year's 5th edition of the Hundert Pro Festival opens the new season and warmly welcomes the new artistic director, Dr. Dr. Daniele Daude, the new commercial director, Leonie Arnold, as well as the new team members! Thereby, we are also - in a very real sense - moving forward beyond the claims of the theatre and will hopefully contribute to the world’s turning and evolving. . One Hundred Percent!
ORGARYTHM | Kenji Shinoe
Which effects and which impacts has technological evolution on human bodies? What role does the human body play in the age of artificial intelligence? The humorous as well as quirky dance performance searches for possible answers and offers a glimpse of where we might end up as humanity.
Kenji Shinohe is a Japanese choreographer and dancer, based in Düsseldorf. He has danced Ballroom dance with his grand mother since early childhood. He studied dance philosophy & art history in Japanese university then has MA. In 2015, He got a scholarship of International exchange student program to study at Folkwang Universität der Künste in Essen, GERMANY. Since 2019 he is working internationally as a freelance choreographer and dancer, being active in the performance scene in NRW.
Choreography: Kenji Shinohe
Assistent: Eva Pageix
Dancers: Narumi Saso, Baptiste Bersoux , Djamila Polo, Mariane Verbecq and Kenji Shinohe
Supported by: Maschinenhaus Essen , DIS-TANZEN, Goethe Institut, Fonds Darstellende Künste, Stadt Essen
LACHEN VERBOTEN | Göktuğ Engel
Comedy | Language: DE
Even as a young boy growing up in Istanbul, Göktuğ Engel noticed that it was always his father who dominated the social space. On the one hand, through his performance of masculinity in line with social expectations, and on the other hand, through his humour. That which makes us laugh always has something to do with power relations - says Henri Bergson. The post-dramatic comedy show examines this assumption and tries to break it by confronting its own shame.
Göktuğ Engel was born in Istanbul in 1991. He studied acting at Kadir Has University in Istanbul, directing at the Academy of Performing Arts Bavaria and performance studies at the University of Hamburg. He has worked as a theatre pedagogue, actor and performer, among others at the Regensburg Theatre, Mut! Theatre, Thalia Theatre and Lichthof Theatre. He is currently performing his own play "Lachen Verboten!", which premiered as part of Festival Hauptsache Frei, and works as a theatre educator at Thalia Theatre and as part of Tusch - Theater und Schule at various schools.
Concept, Text, Performance: Göktuğ Engel
Concept & Text: Barış Alpaslan
Dramaturgy: Gamze Tosun, Pauline Schönfelder
Technical Set-Up: Pauline Schönfelder
Outside Eye: Elisabeth Gleissner
Supported by: Alfred Toepfer Stiftung, Mara & Holger Cassens Stiftung, Rudolf Augstein Stiftung
WORKING CLASS DANCE GROUP | Josephine Findeisen
Performance | Language: DE / EN
How does class manifest itself in the body? The interactions and intersections of class, gender and body are at the center of the performance by Josephine Findeisen and Melissa Ferrari. In doing so, the two dancers mobilize historical and proletarian perspectives. Using memories, narratives and various dance techniques, they formulate their desire for a society without exploitation and class hierarchies.
Josephine Findeisen (*1990, Dresden) studied 'Dance, Context, Choreography' at the HZT Berlin. Her choreographic practice explores socio-economic realities and their influence on moving bodies. Josephine is concerned with proletarian perspectives and researches the entanglements of class, gender and body. On the themes of class and classism, she has produced various researches since 2016, including A WORK THAT DOESN'T WORK or WE MIGHT AS WELL BE ON CRYSTAL and WORKING CLASS DANCE GROUP. Since summer 2021, she has been organising the open meeting Arbeiter:innentöchter Vereinigt Euch! at historical working sites and monuments in Berlin.
CONCEPT, CHOREOGRAPHIE, PERFORMANCE: Josephine Findeisen
CO-CHOREOGRAPHIE, PERFORMANCE: Melissa Ferrari
ARTISTIC ASSISTANCE: Johanna Findeisen
DRAMATURGY: Andrej Mirčev
DRAMATURGIC & THEORETICAL SUPPORT: Anne Rieke
LIGHT: Sanja Gergorić
PRODUCTION SUPPORT: Luisa Scholz
THANK YOU TO: Gazdatronik, Kristina Dreit
A production by Josephine Findeisen. Funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe (Einstiegsförderung 2021) and the residency Vertiefungen of Uferstudios GmbH within the framework of the residency funding dance of the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe. With the kind support of Uferstudios GmbH and Theaterhaus Berlin Mitte.
FURIA | Milena Cestao Kolbowski
Physical Theatre, Performance | Language: DE
FURIA is a contemporary masquerade performance about the socialization of expressions of anger in people read as female. In the binary gender system, different emotions are categorized as specifically female or male. In the performance, anger appears for the first time as a gender-neutral entity to counteract this. This is to support the theory that emotions are gender-independent and a product of our socialization.
Milena Cestao is a performing artist living in NRW. She grew up in Italy, Spain and Germany. As a performer and director, she is specifically dedicated to feminist themes, which she transforms into theatre evenings at the intersection of lecture performance, comedy, physical theatre and contemporary stage masquerade. Her focus is on addressing taboos with humour and alienation. In 2022 she completed her Physical Theatre Artist Diploma at the Folkwang University of the Arts.
Performance & Concept: Milena Cestao Kolbowski
Music & Sound: Tim Pauli
Costume & Stage: Elena Blazquez
Dramaturgy: Valentin Schwerdfeger
Outside Eye: Carla Wyrsch, Zoélie Guckert
Supported by Folkwang Universität der Künste
BUNDESREPUBLIK OHNE RASSISMUS – BUNDESREPUBLIK MIT COURAGE | Lütfiye Güzel, Miedya Mahmod, Gözde Teper
Spoken Word | Language: DE / DGS
The Spoken Word format of the festival is anti-fascist and anti-racist. The three poets continue their work in defiance of speechlessness and thus speak out against the fragility of German feel-good antiracism.
Lütfiye Güzel, born in Duisburg in 1972 and currently living between the Ruhr area and Berlin, is a poet and has been publishing poems under her own label go-güzel-publishing since 2014. In 2017, Lütfiye Güzel was awarded the Ruhr Literature Prize. Her current book "ich.soll.ruhiger.werden." was published in 2023.
Miedya Mahmod (they/them; no pronouns) lives, writes, works in the Ruhr region. In 2016, they appeared as a spoken word artist, shortly thereafter also with paper poetry, and is now also active in a curatorial and editorial capacity. Writing workshops & spoken word workshops they have been leading for 5 years now. They are interested in digital & collective authorship, fluid (multi-)linguisticity, politics & poetry, their contemporary (ir)relevance and other(s).
gözde teper, queer, zaza alevi, artist, thinker and poet, part-time philosopher, part-time employee in customer service, fluid - both in language and in gender, forced to become human and to carry humanity in oneselfand to implement both together, teper writes about everything that makes gözde feel - and gözde feels this world. subject areas in poetry are often philosophical-religious contexts originated. gözde wants to remind with art that the word should be the only thing that moves the human being. not the outer circumstances, not this world that is turning, wrong - but rather the inner itself.
NOBODY DIED TODAY | Teatr Nafta
Theatre | Language: EN / UKR
We woke up at 5:00 am to the noise of the explosions. This is how the stories of 24 February begin for most Ukrainians. At that moment our lives changed forever. We don't know how long it will take, who will return home, who will stay alive and how high the price will be for our right to freedom. We did not choose this war, but we have to win it.”
In this theatre performance we share experiences and thoughts. “To tell the audience the stories, ours and our friends', who are risking their lives right now to protect things we love."
A documentary theatre performance featuring interviews of Ukrainian volunteers, military personnel and cultural workers as well as personal stories of the performers.
Nina Khyzhna is a Ukrainian director and choreographer working in the field of post-documentary theatre. In her work, Nina combines the surreal and the absurd with real stories, which are shaped into the new scripts through alienation.
Svitlana Zhytnia is a Ukrainian media artist working with both live visuals and generative programmed animation. Svitlana's work has been presented at several multimedia art festivals.
Vlada Chensova is a Ukrainian actress, performer, director. She is the author of theatre courses for children and a teacher at the Testo Drama School. She cooperates with Ukrainian theatres such as Theatre Nafta (Kharkiv), Theatre Warta (Lviv), Theatre Publicist (Kharkiv), San San Theatre (Kharkiv).
Nick Acorne, sound designer and composer, graduate of the Kunstuniversität Graz and FH Joanneum, works as an interactive designer and performer. In the field of music, he creates both compositions and installations with different sound aesthetics and in different musical genres.
Artem Vusyk is a director, actor, performer, teacher. He works with Ukrainian state and non-state theatres, such as the Kharkiv State Academic Puppet Theatre, the Kharkiv National Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet, the Lviv Academic Drama Theatre, the Sumy National Academic Theatre and the First Ukrainian Academic Theatre for Children and Youth in Lviv. In 2011 he was one of the founders of the independent theatre The Beautiful Flowers in Kharkiv. In 2018, he founded the independent theatre Neft in Kharkiv. In March 2022, after Russia's full invasion of Ukraine, he founded the Varta Theatre in Lviv together with displaced artists and others from different cities in Ukraine.
Dmytro Tretyak is an Ukrainian actor and musician. Graduate of Kharkiv I. P. Kotlyarevsky University of Arts. Dmytro worked together with Ukrainian independent theatre groups The Beautiful Flowers, Teatr Nafta. Dmytro is a co-founder of the hip-hop band Urbanistan, as well as a member of the music project k4k.
Performance: Nina Khyzhna, Vladislva Chensova, Dmytro Tretyak, Artem Vusyk, Nick Acorne, Svitlana Zhytnia
Produced by Teatr Nafta.
Supported by: Stadt Graz, Bundesministerium für Kunst, Kultur, öffentlichen Dienst und Sport Österreich, Theater im Bahnhof (TiB), Teatr Nafta, VIK - Verein für Innovative Kunst.
WHIRLPOOL | Shahab Anousha
COMEDY, PERFORMANCE | Language: DE
What is not there has every reason not to show itself. The performance plays with the presence of the absent: The effect refers to the cause, the end to the beginning, the lyrics to the melody, the word to the thing. And vice versa. But what is actually meant when? This composition of everyday objects and devices, of performative, cinematic and musical quotations surprises the senses and the context of meaning.
Shahab Anousha, a performance artist from Tehran, has been living in Berlin since 2014. He graduated in Theatre and Performing Arts from the University of Tehran and Performance Studies from the University of Hamburg. In recent years he has been involved in various productions, mainly as a dramaturg and performer, including with Cie. Freaks & Strangers, Mass & Fieber, Rimini Protokoll and his collective tehran re:public. His performance Whirlpool was also presented at the festival Theater der Dinge at Schaubude Berlin last year.
KLARTRAUM/LUCID DREAM | SHEL YAN
PERFORMANCE | Language: DE/EN/JPN
Dreams are illogical, atmospheric, sometimes even terribly confusing. The performance "Lucid Dream" tries to question the boundaries between waking and sleeping states and to expand them. Inspired by Akira Kurosawa's film "Dreams", the performance turns against any explanation of the concepts of dreams.
Shel Yan graduated from the Master's programme in Stage Design and Scenic Space at the TU Berlin in 2021. Since then she has been involved with theatre, film and scenography in Berlin. 2022 She worked as art director in the film Janine zieht aufs Land by Jan Eilhardt. In between she had collaborations with Kleist-Museum Frankfurt (Oder) and productions in Staatsschauspiel Dresden.
NEXT...II (MALI / ISLAND) | Janne Gregor
Video | Language: EN/FR/BM | Subtitles: EN/FR
In the video dance project next… II (Mali/Iceland) the dance artists Charmene Pang and Kettly Noël entered into a dialogue through performative video letters. Situated in different countries on different continents, Kettly Noël in Bamako, Mali, and Charmene Pang in Reykjavík, Iceland, the artists engaged with the soils and climates of the two countries, which could hardly be more different. One land is expanding, another is shrinking - melting glaciers and the growing desert.
Janne Gregor, born in Berlin, is a choreographer and performer. She studied physical theatre and completed her MA Choreography at the Hochschulübergreifendes Zentrum Tanz Berlin - HZT in 2017. Her intergenerational and interdisciplinary works have been shown at various theatres since 2006: e.g. Nordic House Reykjavík/Iceland, Radialsystem, TD Berlin, Donko Seko Bamako/Mali, Houseclub des Hebbel am Ufer - HAU Berlin, LOFFT Leipzig, Junges Staatstheater Braunschweig..., Junges DT/Deutsches Theater, Schwankhalle Bremen, Fringe Festival/Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen, Orangerie Köln, Tanzfabrik, Tanzkomplizen, Theater o.N., Uferstudios Berlin. As a performer she has worked with, among others: Marina Abramovic, Joan Jonas, Micha Purucker, Willi Dorner, Kiriakos Hadjiioannou, Michael Vogel (Familie Flöz), Theater Duisburg, Theater Strahl Berlin, Consol Theater Gelsenkirchen, Jule Gruner (Schauspiel Dortmund).
Artistic director: Janne Gregor, Berlin
Artist Bamako: Kettly Noël, Bamako
Artist Iceland: Charmene Pang, Reykjavìk
Camera Bamako: Salimata Tapily, Bamako
Cinematographer Iceland: Omra Harding, Reykjavìk
Music: Moritz Thorbecke based on the song "Vex" by Sigrún with ngomi tracks by Yacouba Sissoko (Bamako) and voicetracks by Sigrún (Reykjavìk)
Editing+Consulting: Lutz Gregor, Berlin
Production management: Sina Kießling, Berlin
Iceland location scout: Dísa Hulda Árnadóttir, Reykjavìk
Revision subtitles: Nora Amin, Anke Nehrig, Berlin
THANKS to: Thomas Schaupp, Arnbjörg María Danielsen, Nah Kamaké, Erna Ómarsdóttir, Oumou Diarra, Nassiga Coulibaly dit Coumba, Kolo Traoré dit Tènin, Mariam M. Traoré, Mariam K. Traoré, Fatoumata Traoré, Maminata Traoré, Yaya Traoré, Boubacar Gakou, Djelika dit Mama Traoré, Amberscript, Anti Logic Mastering.
FOREIGN BODY | BODIES.DIGITAL
VIDEO | not language-based
Bodies that do not fit into the framework of society are treated as foreign bodies and ultimately rejected. But what happens when the context changes? Can everyone be a foreign body? In her short film production "Foreign Body", choreographer Howool Baek digitally explores foreignness in our society. The 10 episodes sensitively and humorously tell of strange encounters and familiar group dynamics that make us think in our increasingly alienated society. Anyone can be a foreign body - anywhere.
BODIES.DIGITAL was founded by choreographer Howool Baek and sound artist Matthias Erian. By extending the concept of a stage to a digital space, they are experimenting on the digital stage with their own choreography method and the spatiality of sound according to media changes. Through cooperation with artists and developers from other fields, interactive web performance BETWEEN_ on the web (2021), dance film Foreign body (2022), and VR film BETWEEN_ in VR (2023) were produced.
Direction,Choreography: Howool Baek (Berlin)
Camera, Visual Effects, Editing: Marc Poritz (Berlin)
Composition, Sound Design: Matthias Erian (Berlin)
Dance: Nicole Michalla (Berlin), Lorenzo Savino (Berlin), Shoko Seki (Rostock)
Supported by the NATIONAL PERFORMANCE NETWORK - STEPPING OUT / Funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media within the framework of the initiative NEUSTART KULTUR. Assistance Program for Dance.
WE ARE HERE TO STAY! | ANA VALERIA GONZALEZ//INTERFEMME E.V.
VIDEO | Language: DE/EN/AR
"The world is in front of you, and you don't have to take it as it is, as when you came". The short film provides insights into the realities of life for women and non-binary people - utopian, fictional and (still) real - and invites the audience to imagine other worlds. How can we shape future perspectives today? And where do we - the supposed "others" - remain in this future?
Ana Valeria González studied regional studies in Latin America. During her studies, she worked for several years as a performer with the performance collective SIGNA. These engagements took her to Schauspiel Köln, Deutsches Schauspielhaus Hamburg and Volksbühne Berlin, among others. She has worked as a director for various theatre projects in the independent theatre scene in Cologne. Her work is inspired by forms of biographical, emancipatory and participatory theatre. In 2020, she co-founded InterFemme e.V. This association organises cultural projects on socially relevant topics and aims to promote community coexistence. Through cultural participation, encounters between marginalised groups are to be created that support and empower each other.
Director and ConCept: Ana Valeria González
Assisting director: Mariana Bártolo
Visual Design: Jule Katinka Cramer und Carmen Rivadeneira
Costumes: Anna Baydak
Make-Up: Artemis Rossi
Editing: Ivan Morales Jr.
Music: Ascan Delarber
Sound assistance: Rebana Liz John und Kristina Bublevskaya
Light assistance: Carmen Rivadeneira und Felix Miebach
Graphics: Eleny Teffera
With: Roya Schaper, Mila Kapaun, Zahra
Bakhshi, Sofia Tesfai, Lisa Weiß, Ulla Selva, Hermes C.Delarber,
Mechtild Kreuser, Barbara Holly-Roll, Hosaina Yoseph, Hasmik Manukyan,
Miriam Haseleu, Sophia Glaser, Sawsan Almamma, Fatemeh Esmaeili
Dorabati, Susanne Menke, Lette Stein und Sibel Yildiz.
Supported by: Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes NRW, NRW Landesbüro Freie Darstellende Künste und Kulturamt der Stadt Köln.
Cooperation partners: Evangelische Kirche Nippes, DaMigra: das MUT MACHERINNEN* Projekt (Gefördert duch: Die Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Migration, Flüchtlinge und Integration), Odonien und das Sommerblut Festival.
ΔTOPIA | DIE WOLKE ART GROUP
VIDEO | Language: EN
Δtopia (pronounced Delta-Topia) documents a contemporary dance and sonic arts performance that uses sensor interfaces to facilitate the electronic interaction between movement and sound by measuring certain attributes of motion in real time. The sonic material originates from interviews of artists of different backgrounds, focusing on questions on the topics of displacement, place, and distance.
Die Wolke art group is a non-profit company dedicated to the performing arts, contemporary dance, mixed media and technology. Based in Thessaloniki, GR, its chief aim is the research and realisation of works within the realms of the performing and interdisciplinary arts, as well as the support of local artistic activity. Die Wolke is particularly known for its use of technology, original music, and its close collaborations with artists, composers, and performers, having produced a number of contemporary dance pieces. It also organises the TCI film festival, as well as its dance and interactive technology collaborative programme, Stream.
Performance/choreography: Drosia Triantaki (Thessaloniki, Greece)
Sound art/music/interactive systems: Dani Joss (Thessaloniki, Greece)
Electronics: Ioannis Perisoratis (Thessaloniki, Greece)
Additional Music: Alfonso De Grandis (London, UK)
Interview voices: Dimitri Papageorgiou, Maria Louvari, Harry Elektron, Dimitris Dalezis, Evi Tzortzi, Aliki Dourmazer
3D print design: Ioanna Symeonidou
Costume modifications: Aliki Iosafat
Camera: Eleni Chrysomalli, Giorgos Alexakis, Aliki Iosafat
(All from Thessaloniki, Greece)
THE BRITNEY SPEARS SUICIDE CULT | †een▲ge g☺d
Performance | Language: EN
†een▲ge g☺d is a postmodern melting pot, a pop cultural exorcism through which the closing of this year's HundertPro Festival becomes a rite of passage into a raucous party!
The worship of Britney Spears and Shoko Asahara, the adoration of One Direction, pop rituals and mystical ceremonies collide and merge to reflect on the society of spectacle. Justin Bieber's supermarket pop finds its echo in the form of Throbbing Gristle's metaphysical industrial sounds. A ritual as satire on the obsessions with stars and gods, a pop cult around Britney Spears that will seamlessly lead into a "religious" clubbing experience