On Friday, 20 February (8 pm) Pink Mama Theatre will present its latest piece, Dynastie [Dynasty], at the cultural centre Damfzentrale Bern (Marzilistrasse 47). The piece will then be showed on 22 February (8 pm). Pink Mama Theatre lets collide worlds in their sixth and latest dance theatre production. In Dynastie an artificial, modern and superficial plastic world meets the world of antiquity overcrowded with symbols and mystically.
The Associated Artist of Dampfzentrale has taken his inspiration for the latest production from the classic drama The Bacchae by Euripides and from Polish folklore: the folk traditions and rites from Poland, which derive from Christian and pagan customs are primarily implemented in the music and the costumes.
The subject and the text of Dynastie are based on the Greek drama of the poet Euripides. In The Bacchae the royal and divine family of Pentheus rules over the city of Thebes. Dionysus, the youngest of the great Greek gods, returned in human form there. He was named Bacchus or Bachhus (caller) after the noise, which his entourage made. Dionysus wanted to introduce his orgiastic cult of terror and madness ? against him stood the only and last righteous king Pentheus. The conflict of the
main characters resulted in a tragedy that no one could avoid, because it was the will of God.
Versatile figure has the divine,
And much ? unexpectedly ? bring state of gods.
And now what you want, was not
Unexpected created his way a god.
So this event also took place.
(Quote from The Bacchae, Euripides)
Pink Mama Theatre staged in Dynastie mysticism and tradition in an artificially-modern scenery: holiday and leisure worlds, such as the Tropical Island in Krausnick near Berlin, serve as a backdrop. This scenario of so-called Fake Holidays promises a paradise under a Biosphere dome. Thus, a South Seas paradise is imitated in the Tropical Island with banked beaches, artificial landscapes and lagoons, which is reminiscent of the beautiful scenes of Hollywood South Seas films of the 50s in its approach and seeks the same perfection of the illusion.The dancers and actors come from different parts of the world. This leads to an interesting dialogue
between cultures and traditions. A dance theater in which the word, movement, music and pictures give an inseparable unit.
Duration: approx. 120 min. plus break.
Pink Mama Theatre (founded 2011) is Associated Artist of the ?Dampfzentrale? in Bern since 2013 and has already been successfully implemented five productions. These include Pittacus erithacus (2014) and Freaks (2013). Basic themes of Pink Mama Theatre are the body, sexuality and gender in the present time. Withal the human with its emotions, desires and motives stands in the center. Pink Mama Theatre produces theatre and dance performances, as well as mixed forms of drama, dance and music.
Idea, concept, stage direction, scenography, costumes: Sławek Bendrat and Dominik Krawiecki
Choreography: Sławek Bendrat
Dramaturgy: Dominik Krawiecki
Acting and dance: Sławek Bendrat, Dominik Krawiecki, Giuliano Guerrini, Miryam Garcia Mariblanca, Tomek Pomersbach, Ahmed Soura, Marek Wieczorek
Management: Angelika Rohrer
Technic and musical design: Jonas Weber
Lighting design and video: Andac Karabeyoglu
Photos: Monika Chmielarz
Dressmaker: Anna Utko
This production is sponsored by:
Kultur Stadt Bern, Swisslos Kultur Kanton Bern, Migros-Kulturprozent, Burgergemeinde Bern, Dampfzentrale Bern
Special thanks to:
Dampfzentrale Bern www.dampfzentrale.ch
New Dance Academy Bern www.newdanceacademy.ch
Christina Liechti, Christa Bader, Bruno Wenger, Katharina Rubitschon