The Berlin Based artist and Camp Solong summer-camp counselor Dafna Maimon will host three evenings with her ensemble Related Primates at KW’s Pogo Bar April 13–15 2017.
The 10 member cast Related Primates will engage the audience with performative vignettes, participatory exercises, sculptural interventions and sensory stimulations using, edibles, sound and movement resulting in a 4 hour long non-verbal »directed experience«.
The »directed experience« aims to lead the audience on an exploratory voyage, treading them deep into their own inner selves. Here the audience can meet their very own needy or vivacious inner-children and set these lose to reassess our western capitalist concepts of human nature, as the bar is transformed into a habitable collective emotional landscape.
The performative program of the evening will be developed through a process of ensemble rehearsals, occurring bi-weekly over the spring of 2017, where experimentations with empathy-related exercises, play-methods, spirit animal-quests, psychodrama and amateur-movement practices evolve into a language of cathartic-being-togetherness.
The rehearsals and performances are developed in collaboration with artist and choreographer Emma Waltraud Howes. The stage design and costumes together with artist and designer Tea Palmelund.
Ensemble members:Dan AllonTara Dominguez Laura Hemming-LoweJos McKain Marie-Delphine RauhutWissam Sader Jorge Vega Xinyue Zhang
Related Primates is part of I am Hungry and it’s co-production by Agora Collective e.V. and KW Institute for Contemporary Art, funded by CAPP -Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme from Creative Europe Programme, Nordiska kulturfonden - Nordisk Kulturfond and Finnland-Institut in Deutschland.