4 to 6 December 2014

She She Pop


Aufgeführt von She She Pop und ihren Müttern
Österreichische Erstaufführung

“A show that is humorous, touching and intelligent.” Deutschlandradio Kultur

Together with their own mothers, She She Pop shed light on a subject that stands silently between the generations: the issue of female sacrifice in family and society. Sacrificing oneself for others as a woman is today no more than an embarrassingly normative agenda. The overriding importance of personal freedom has placed an obscure light on all acts of devotion. The archaic RITE OF SPRING, on the other hand, represents the certainty that every community demands sacrifice and can indeed be created only around a shared sacrifice. THE RITE OF SPRING, as based upon Stravinsky’s Le Sacre du Printemps, unfolds as a ritual in itself; the encounter of She She Pop, their mothers and the audience is staged with utter ceremoniousness. She She Pop deliberately superimpose the religious sphere of ritual human sacrifice from Le Sacre du Printemps with the ethical issues of personal self-denial both between women and men and between mothers and daughters.

She She Pop are among the best known independent theatre companies in Germany. They have been guests at brut numerous times, most recently with their play SCHUBLADEN (DRAWERS).

Concept She She Pop Devised by and featuring Cornelia und Sebastian Bark, Heike and Johanna Freiburg, Fanni Halmburger, Lisa Lucassen, Mieke Matzke, Irene and Ilia Papatheodorou, Heidi and Berit Stumpf, Nina Tecklenburg Video Benjamin Krieg & She She Pop Stage design Sandra Fox & She She Pop Costumes Lea Søvsø Musical contribution Damian Rebgetz Choreographic contribution Jill Emerson Assistant/dramaturgic contribution Veronika Steininger Light design/technical direction Sven Nichterlein Sound Florian Fischer Video assistant Anna Zett Second assistant Mariana Senne dos Santos  Production/PR ehrliche arbeit ‒ freies Kulturbüro Company management Elke Weber 

A co-production of She She Pop with brut Wien, HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin, FFT Düsseldorf, Tanzhaus NRW, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt am Main, Kaserne Basel, Prager Theaterfestival deutscher Sprache, Archa Theater Prag, Kyoto Experiment and Théâtre de la Ville/Festival d’Automne à Paris. Residency funded by Art Center Kyoto, Kyoto Experiment and Goethe Institut. Funded by the Governing Mayor of Berlin – Senate Chancellery for Cultural Affairs and the Berlin Capital Cultural Fund. THE RITE OF SPRING is presented as part of the project House On Fire supported by the Cultural Programme of the European Union.


Secret Ingredients 

5 December, 6 pm | brut im Künstlerhaus
Hans-Thies Lehmann & Helmut Lethen (Berlin/Vienna)
Images of Reality (Talk)

It is partly because of the works of performance collective She She Pop that the “Invasion of Reality” has been conjured up in contemporary theatre for quite a few years now. Authenticity, documentation and reality on stage are considered an antidote to the presumed crisis of representation in theatre. Theatrologist Hans-Thies Lehmann and cultural scholar Helmut Lethen talk about all this. 

Helmut Lethen is head of the International Research Centre for Cultural Studies in Vienna. He was awarded the Non-Fiction Prize at the Leipzig Book Fair for his latest book, Der Schatten des Fotografen. Bilder und ihre Wirklichkeit (The Photographer’s Shadow. Images and Their Reality). Until his retirement, Hans-Thies Lehmann was a professor for theatre studies in Frankfurt and made considerable contributions to the establishment of the study programme of Applied Theatre Studies at the University of Gießen. He has been sustainably influencing scholarly debates about contemporary forms of theatre ever since he published his famous work Postdramatic Theatre. Admission free!

Wirklichkeitsbilder is presented as part of the project House On Fire supported by the Cultural Programme of the European Union.


She She Pop - FRÜHLINGSOPFER (Trailer) from brut Wien on Vimeo.

€ 14,- full price
€ 8,- reduced
€ 6,- with the brutkarte*

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