Picture: Antonia Baehr
Misses und Mysterien by Antonia Baehr and Valérie Castan
Picture: Antonia Baehr
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Antonia Baehr & Valérie Castan

Misses und Mysterien

The Berlin choreographer and visual artist Antonia Baehr creates pieces that are both sensual and humorous, opening up different ways of looking at society. Her new work “Misses und Mysterien” was created in collaboration with the dancer and performer Valérie Castan, who has recently made a name for herself with audio descriptions of dance pieces for the blind and the visually impaired. Together they composed descriptions of imaginary dances, which are then superimposed on stage with actions by the performer William Wheeler. The ostensible clarity of language is questioned in this playroom of image production, leaving behind a productive dilemma. “Misses und Mysterien” is simultaneously a choreography and an audio play in in which structures of representation in the theatre are pushed to their limits.   
Past dates
February 2015
German with English surtitles
55 Min
Antonia Baehr
Valérie Castan, free inspired by the short film „The Girl Chewing Gum“ by John Smith, 1976
Valérie Castan (original French version), Anna Schmidt (German version)
Perfromance, Costume, Choreography
William Wheeler
Music (Innenklavier, mixing board)
Andrea Neumann
Text, choreography
Antonia Baehr, Valérie Castan
Scenography, Light design
German translation (text)
Katja Roloff
English Translation (surtitle)
Corinne Hundleby
Guillaume Cailleau (KITA)
Technical direction, Light design
Rima Ben Brahim
Ian Douglas-Moore
Reynalde Nicolin, Valérie Deronzier
Lois Bartel, Guy Marsan
Production Management
Alexandra Wellensiek
Thanks to
Sabine Macher, John Smith
Produktion: make up productions. Koproduktion: Kampnagel (Hamburg), Buda Kunstencentrum (Kortrijk), PACT Zollverein (Essen), Theater Freiburg, Festival Uzès Danse (Uzes), NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ (NPN) Koproduktionsförderung Tanz aus Mitteln der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien aufgrund eines Beschlusses des Deutschen Bundestags. Unterstützt durch: Berliner Senatskanzlei für kulturelle Angelegenheiten, ausland / berlin im Rahmen des Residenz-Programms, fabrik Potsdam im Rahmen des Artists-in-Residence Programms.