In the organizer's words:
Where one world ends, the next begins. We move incessantly between the worlds - as scouts and heralds.
The main character in "Flight of the canaries" is confronted with all the madness that is our everyday life. Torn between invisibility and hypervisibility, they, as a black person, see themselves pushed to masculinity and high performance: to be special, extraordinary. For many an avant-garde step, for styles and attitudes they experience admiration and yet at the same time are threatened by dispossession and disenfranchisement. Retreat? Where to? Into solitude? Shimmering figures wait in the silence: Guardians and mediators between the worlds. They know the winds, their sounds and the possible trajectories.
"Flight of the canaries" is Bishop Black's fourth work at Ballhaus Naunynstraße and the continuation of the artistic endeavor to counter everyday experience with resistant and self-determined movements: Coming from drag and burlesque, they seek in performances to counter the compelling harshness of colonizing attributions of sexual identity and racial identity and to create a space beyond Eurocentric cosmology and epistemology. And yet it is Bishop Black's debut - as a director. It was preceded by the performance "Permanente Beunruhigung" (2017) or the revised version under the title "Your Devices" (2018) and the solo work "Becoming my body", which has experienced numerous revivals since 2019. Most recently, Bishop Black acted as playwright* for the academy-of-autodidacts production "re-searching joy" (2022).
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14.00 - 8.00€