a dance performance in an installative space

inspired by Christine de Pizan`s "The Book of the City of the Ladies"

Photography Gabriele Nagel

Photography Gabriele Nagel

With her daring utopias and works such as the "The Book of the City of Ladies", the French-Italian writer Christine de Pizan
(* around 1364) brought the first feminist debate into play as early as the late Middle Ages. How did it develop and where do we stand today? Eva Baumann and her team follow the footsteps of the extraordinary woman and build a city of women anno 2018, #herland.

In an open stage landscape without a center, the worlds of experience and the poetry of Christine's are colliding with current role models, clichés and emotionally charged discourses ranging from gender gap to #metoo. Utopias mingle with realities, documentary with fiction and the bygone with the past. In the interplay of dance, music, video projections, language and female power, new perspectives open up to the audience, which make it clear that even more than 600 years after Christine de Pizan, there are no objective truths and no simple answers.

Concept, Choreography Eva Baumann
Performance Eva Baumann, Miriam Gronwald, Mimi Jeong, Kira Senkpiel
Music and Composition Evelien van den Broek
Video, Photography Gabriele Nagel
Stage, Costume Katrin Wittig
Dramaturgy Eva-Maria Steinel
Expert Advisory Margarete Zimmermann
Light Ingo Jooß
Audio Roderik Vanderstraeten
PR Katja Seneadza

Dates 2018 November 2, 2018, 7 pm Sneak Preview / Open Rehearsal
as part of AmPuls TanzTour Stuttgart
November 16, 8 pm Premiere
November 17, 2018, 7 pm with an introduction
as part of AmPuls TanzTour Stuttgart
November 18th, 8 pm

Dates 2019 March 14th, 15th and 16th, 7.30 pm

Venue Musik der Jahrhunderte, Siemensstr.13, 70469 Stuttgart

#herland is funded by the City of Stuttgart / Cultural Office, the LBBW Foundation and the Stiftung Erlebnis Kunst. With the kind support of the Produktionszentrum Tanz + Performance Stuttgart e.V., Musik der Jahrhunderte Stuttgart, Tanzbüro Berlin, Uferstudios Berlin. The event series AmPuls of the independent scene - TanzTour is a cooperation with the Free Dance and Theater Scene Stuttgart gUG, funded by the City of Stuttgart.

PRESS Stuttgarter Zeitung here