What can we do together that we cannot do alone? This dance duet is a queer reimagination of a creation story. With patience, tenderness and prayer we epitomize the multiple ways that love can manifest. Intimacy facilitates straddling and queering notions of violence, care, pleasure, play and gender. Through performance we cultivate impossible conditions as an invitation to elusive spaces where desire, guilt, grief and love intersect. We hold the complexity and paradox of being socialized female bodies who are queer and racialized. Sometimes we share a body and sometimes we splinter into the ether — we simultaneously elevate each other and take each other down. What becomes possible when love is stronger than fear? We embody the wildest dreams of our queer ancestors.
If any questions remain from the following information, please feel free to contact Hannah Aldinger at or 030 27 89 00 35. Please note that details may change by the day of the event. Therefore, if you find out after you have purchased your ticket that the performance is no longer accessible to you, you can contact us for a ticket return at or 030 27 89 00 45 until 5 business days after the event (Monday through Friday between 10am and 6pm).
- Ca. 70 minutes
- No language is used in the performance, except for a few songs, which are sung in English.
- The lighting situation is bright at the beginning of the performance.
- There are moments when it is darker in the room, but there is always light in the room.
- The seats on the stage are directly lit from the sides of the room. Alternatively, there are seats on the stand without direct light from the sides.
- Light changes are used several times.
- The sound is quite loud at the beginning and end of the performance.
- 2 beanbag seats bookable according to availability
- 2 wheelchair seats bookable according to availability
- There are seats on the grandstand and some seats on the stage. The seats on the stage are located on the sides of the room in front of the walls.
- People sitting on the stage are blinded by light from the side.
- In the last part of the performance, the performers move by climbing through the audience sitting in the grandstand. The audience in the grandstand may have to make space for the performers and can be touched by them. If people in the audience do not move during this time, the performers choose a different route through the audience.
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.
- Reservations can be made via the ticket telephone at 030 283 52 66, Monday to Friday from 4pm-6pm
- Via the online ticket shop
- At the box office
You can also find more information about accessibility here.
Makisig Akin (they/them) is a queer, transgender Filipino born choreographer, dance artist, facilitator, and activist. They were raised in the Philippines and are currently based in Berlin. Akin’s work focuses on the recognition of intersectional identities, reconnecting with their ancestry and decentralizing western ideologies in dance making.
Anya Cloud (she/they) is originally from Alaska and currently based between Colorado and Berlin. As a queer, female, white person they orient their work to cultivate radical aliveness as an artist-activist practice; collaboration is central. Since 2023 Cloud co-directs The Love Makers Company with Makisig Akin.
stevie gunter (all/none) is an afropresentist, musician/dj and archivist. stevie has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology, a master’s degree in Library Science and for more than a decade, been self/community taught across the mediums of sound and skin.
Choreography, Performance: Makisig Akin, Anya Cloud
Sound: DJ Rafush, Stevie Gunter
Dramaturgy: Maya Weinberg
A production by The Love Makers Company. Supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media within the program NEUSTART KULTUR and Schloss Bröllin Artist Residency. The 33rd Tanztage Berlin are a production of Sophiensæle. Funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion and the Capital Cultural Fund (HKF). With the kind support of Tanzfabrik Berlin e. V., Theaterhaus Berlin Mitte. Media partners: Berlin Art Link, Missy, Siegessäule and taz.