Karl-Marx-Platz, Berlin-Neukölln 2023
Surrounded by Narcissus, Leda, Swan, Venus, Centaur and the Titans, we search Karl-Marx-Platz in Berlin-Neukölln for mirror images, for stories, contradictory, unexpected ones. For fragments of what the square and the fountain mean to those who live, work, pass by, stay here. The performance collective Sportverein (Nelli David, Marie Hahne, Janine Hönig, Anna Stern) sharpens the senses for the overlooked in the known. Our research instrument is our own body in urban space. Our method is play. The body hides, explores spaces in between, transforms itself into things and structures, questions them, asserts itself. Play is possible in any place, always different and invites spontaneous participation. The play gives rise to performances whose form oscillates between improvisation and script.
The performance was a successful mix of choreography, improvisation and participation, of action, looped live sound and text. The performance collective Sportverein will continue the collaboration!
stills from video documentary by Steph Ketelhut