moved. BEWEGT. déplacé. (K)ein Spaziergang in Schwarzweiß

Hannah Schassner & Mirrianne Mahn
(theaterperipherie)

Cancellation of all further performances

Statement of the artists:
We have decided to cancell all further performances of »moved. BEWEGT. déplacé (k)ein Spaziergang in Schwarzweiß«. Our performance should deal with a different perspective on movement in public space. In our rehearsal process we had to deal with various challenges and attacks. Our actor was molested or rebuked by passers-by, several times racially attacked. We cannot play an anti-racist play if our team members are still in the middle of the process of processing a racist attack.
On Tuesday, two white men spat on three Black People from our team during a rehearsal on Frankenallee. We were trying to figure out how to handle the situation.
During this rehearsal process, we realized that art in public space cannot take place for everyone equally and that the racism that Black People and People of Color experience does not allow us to participate in this festival in the form we would like to.

moved. BEWEGT. déplacé (k)ein Spaziergang in Schwarzweiß

You,
why are you looking at me that way?

You,
what are you thinking?

You,
come closer!

You,
are thinking what I am thinking that you are thinking?

You,
thatʼs too close!

You,
what’s this?

You,
I will help you.

You,
where are you?

I am here.

»moved. Bewegt. déplacé« is »(not) a walk in black and white«. Because we’re walking, but that’s not the point. We are examining the rules of movement (dependent on Corona) in the public sphere, paying attention to indications of privileges and basic power structures of movement in society. We inquire about pre-emptive fears that influence our movement and our performance in public and try to overcome them by taking the liberty of leaving them in the rain or chasing after them. “moved. Moved. Déplacé” is “not a walk in black and white” and an anti-racist performance about being and getting moved.

Dates:

21.08. 19.00 & 21.00
22.08. 19.00 & 21.00
23.08. 19.00

Günderrodeschule, Frankfurt

Wheelchair accessible

In accordance with the principle of theatre allies, Mahn and Schassner work on sociopolitical issues and develop pieces that deal with everyday racism and Black life in a white majority society. Their last production »Issa versus Illegal« was honored with an invitation to the Hessian Theatre Days 2019 (Hessische Theatertage 2019). The Team Cromme / Hasche / Mahn / Schassner / Zehaf is collaborating in this constellation for the first time.

with: Benjamin Cromme & Léa Zehaf
Directed by: Mirrianne Mahn & Hannah Schassner
Dramaturgy: Antigone Akgün
Costumedesign: Anna Hasche
Projectdocumenation: Latisha Mahn
Photos: Christian Schuller

A coproduction of IMPLANTIEREN2020 and theaterperipherie. This project is part of the »Partnership for Democracy Frankfurt am Main«. The Partnership for Democracy Frankfurt am Main is supported by the Office for Multicultural Affairs of the City of Frankfurt and the Anne Frank Centre for Political Education and Counselling Hessen. It is supported by the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth as part of the federal program »Living Democracy! Active Against Right-Wing Extremism, Violence and Xenophobia« and the state program »Hessen. Active for Democracy and against Extremism« of the Hessian Ministry of the Interior and for Sport.