MAREN STRACK and post theater
[New York/Berlin/Tokyo] PERFORMANCE ABOUT DEMOLITION, DERBIES AND CLÄRENORE STINNES
the first woman to drive around the world
Variations on the endless loop of the number “8” – movement out of the curve, images, associations, historic memories. Energy flows continuously throughout the “8”. If it ever stops, it does so with a bang.
“FIGURE 8 RACE REMIX” shows scenes from races held in the U.S., where cars tend to (and should) crash at the center crossing of the “8”. It also tells the story of Clärenore Stinnes, the first woman to drive around the world. Her journey took two years, from 1927 to 1929. She was often forced to wait for her car to be repaired following its many breakdowns. At the beginning, a rubber tire rolls around the stage – both symbolic and ironic. Maren Strack accompanies these historic and contemporary stories with dance, often waving her flag (of the race track official). The performance is a rapid collage of images, movement, language and noise.
Four artists joined together in Berlin to form “post theater” in 1999. This theater doesn’t have one specific venue. It is more like a workshop in which the artists develop ideas for projects that unite installation, dance, performance and video.
Maren Strack is a sculptor, choreographer and dancer, who performed in the Gonzales Reyes’s flamenco ensemble for several years. Since 1995, she has focused on her own solo performances and installations.
Max Bauer, noisemaker and performer, has worked on many well-known films.
Max Schumacher studied dramaturgy at Humboldt-Universität in Berlin as well as performance studies at New York University. He has developed his own theater projects in New York, Japan and Taiwan.
Hiroko Tanahashi, graduate of the film department of the Tisch School of Arts in New York, is specialized in “physical computing“ – artworks involving interactive media.
The first version of this production received the Bremen Author’s Award in 2004. The Remix was made possible thanks to the Hauptstadtkulturfonds.
Co-production: Tanz im August / Berlin.
Sponsered by: Fonds Darstellende Künste, Hauptstadtkulturfond
With friendly support from: Schloss Broellin International Art Research Location / Broellin, Künstlerhaus Lukus / Ahrenshoop (residence)