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BICHO RARO investigates the world of bodybuilding – its lifestyle, exercise routines and aesthetics – to uncover the tension between the body cult nowadays and a queer perspective on the physicality. The solid, static, fixed body is opposed by a flexible, fluid human anatomy and its perception; developing against the rules as a new kind of bodily science fiction. Inspired by body-cult worlds, such as comics, posthumanism or cyberpunk, BICHO RARO tells of transformation and a human being as a system ready for mutation. The ongoing research, presented so far as a video installation and a queer gym course will premiere as a performance during Tanztage Berlin 2023.
General: The performance lasts approx. 50 minutes and uses English spoken language. It is suitable for an audience of 13 years and older. On stage it is rather bright. There may be surprising moments regarding the volume.
Audience area: The audience area on the grandstand is seated. There are two wheelchair spaces and two beanbag seats, which can be reserved or purchased at the online ticket shop or box office, depending on availability.
Early Boarding: If, for artistic reasons, the door to the auditorium does not open until very shortly before the performance begins, there is the option of Early Boarding. This is early admission for all people (especially with visible or non-visible disabilities) who want a specific seat or a more relaxed entry.
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Danilo Andrés is a dancer/choreographer and visual artist based in Berlin. Their work in visual, sonic and performance art has always been interrelated by incorporating multiple forms of media, such as sculptural headpieces, costumes, photography and video. Since 2014, they have collaborated with artistic institutions in Berlin, including Akademie der Künste and Neuköllner Oper, along with their work as dancer in cooperation with other choreographers like Minako Seki, Felix Ruckert (Schwelle7) and Okwui Okpokwasili (Berlin Biennale 2018 at KW Institute for Contemporary Art). Most recently, in 2019, they have worked as performer for the queer artist Peaches, a production of Sommerfestival Kampnagel Hamburg and Volksbühne Berlin.
CHOREOGRAPHY, CONCEPT, DESIGN, VIDEO INSTALLATION, DANCE Danilo Andrés DRAMATURGY Diego Agulló SOUND DESIGN Mad Kate (Electronics, Vocalizations), Sara Neidorf (Drums) VIDEO INSTALLATION Peter Bromme, Paulo Fernandez Set Design Moran Sanderovich MAKE-UP VIDEO INSTALLATION Queen of Virginity, Danilo Andrés PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT Hanna Schaich
A production of Danilo Andrés supported by NPN-Stepping Out, funded by the Beautragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien within the initiative NEUSTART KULTUR Hilfsprogramm Tanz. The 32nd edition of Tanztage Berlin is a production of the SOPHIENSÆLE. Funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. With the friendly support of Tanzfabrik Berlin e. V., Theaterhaus Berlin Mitte and HZT Berlin. Media partners: Siegessäule, taz and Berlin Art Link.