We descend into a night of pleasure. Criptonite is a crip-queer theatre project by Edwin Ramirez and Nina Mühlemann.
In their current manifestations as Dionysos and Medusa, they invite the audience into the underworld. Surrounded by the rivers of hatred, wailing, fire and oblivion, we find ourselves on the islands of pleasure, celebrating the intersection of pain, pleasure and kink. What does it mean to negotiate consensual giving and receiving together in a pleasurable way, through movement and care? Where do we find moments of pleasure despite pain or exhaustion?
On a big soft bed, Criptonite interweave Greek mythology with their own experiences and blur the boundaries between mythical creatures and self, lust and shame, sensuality and monstrosity.
- With sensual guest performances by Anajara Amarante, Kübra Senkin, Marilyn Nova White and Noa Winter.
ARTISTIC DIRECTION, PERFORMANCE Nina Mühlemann, Edwin Ramirez DRAMATURGY, AUDIODESCRIPTION Kathrin Veser CONSULTATION AUDIODESCRIPTION Sophia Neises, Ari Althaus CHOREOGRAPHY Alessandro Schiattarella PRODUCTION Laeticia Blättler (Moin Moin Productions) PRODUCTION ASSISTANCE Sarah Schoch SOUND Susanne Affolter LIGHTING Marek Lamprecht, Iris Rohr SCENOGRAPHY Theres Indermaur COSTUME Ernestyna Orlowska GUEST PERFORMANCES BY Anajara Amarante, Kübra Senkin, Marilyn Nova White and Noa Winter
A production by Criptonite in co-production with Gessnerallee Zurich and Tanzhaus Zurich with the Freischwimmen network, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media through the program “Verbindungen fördern” of the Bundesverband Freie Darstellende Künste e.V. Supported by Stadt Zürich Kultur, Migros Kulturprozent, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Dr. Hedwig Stauffer Stiftung. The guest performance is made possible by Freischwimmen Netzwerk, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media through the program “Verbindungen fördern” of the Bundesverband Freie Darstellende Künste e.V., and realized with the kind support of the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia. Media partners: Arts of the Working Class, Berlin Art Link, Rausgegangen, tip Berlin, taz.die tageszeitung.