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Back to the future: In Die Vielhundertjährigen the audience is contacted by the only contemporary witnesses of a long-gone division between the biological and the digital. These several hundred-year-olds are now inhabitants of a post-digital world.This time, Caroline Creutzburg's latest work was created in close collaboration with René Alejandro Huari Mateus.

Sophiensaele Außenansicht
Sophiensaele Außenansicht visitBerlin, Foto Nele Niederstadt

Starting from the question of what fantasies and desires are for the world, the artists and the ensemble, aged between 65 and 87, create their own science fiction narrative. Away from the typical totalitarian-apocalyptic images and narratives of the genre, the protagonists ask: What is digitality doing to us? Will we float or consist only of our eyes? Will we store the knowledge of the world in our DNA? Will we be able to print three-dimensionally from our fingers? Is the digital still in our bodies or has it disappeared into them? And how did we get here in the first place?

The piece focuses on self-determination and the transformative potential of aging. In doing so, the narrative breaks away from the assumption that aging is almost always associated with weakness and disappearance. Caroline Creutzburg and René Alejandro Huari Mateus evoke a counter-myth of technological progress on the body: aging becomes a hacking of time and identity.

(Program in German)
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ARTISTIC DIRECTION Caroline Creutzburg CO-DIRECTION René Alejandro Huari Mateus CO-DEVELOPMENT AND PERFORMANCE Margret Barra, Karin Krohn, Dita Rita Scholl, Christine Tischkau, Monika Zimmering CO-DEVELOPMENT Agyana Tosch COSTUME, EXO-ORGANS Artemiy Shokin STAGE David Reiber Otalora LIGHTING, TECHNICAL DIRECTION Stine Hertel RESEARCH ASSISTANCE Eva Königshofen OUTSIDE EYE Clara Reiner ASSISTANCE Luca Plaumann ARTISTIC PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT Carmen SalinasA production by Caroline Creutzburg in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE. Supported by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe of the State of Berlin, by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media within the framework of NEUSTART KULTUR and by the Cultural Office of the City of Frankfurt. Media partner: taz, die tageszeitung.
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Sophiensaele - Hochzeitssaal