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In Question of Belief, choreographer Kareth Schaffer addresses the demons of today’s world: Between actionism and laziness, distraction and apathy, the performers Mădălina Dan and Manon Parent fight their way through stage designer Dan Lancea's inflating stage landscape.

Kareth Schaffer: Question of Belief
Kareth Schaffer: Question of Belief © Dieter Hartwig

Between potato chip-fueled fantasies of world and self-improvement, smartphone-induced contactless impro or a lethargic yawning contest, rage suddenly erupts from the dancers - until the next moment of distraction. To the subtle synthesizer rhythms of sound designer Jean P'ark, a demonology of the contemporary unfolds, exploring the multiple bodily constitutions into which we are placed in the name of different belief systems.

At the same time, the piece creates a space of experience for the wonders that have always been possible even beyond spiritual asceticism and the Work-Hard-paradigm.

After the premiere of Question of Belief had to take place online in April 2021 due to the pandemic, the dance performance can now be seen live in the Sophiensaele for the first time.

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ARTISTIC DIRECTION, CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT, CHOREOGRAPHY Kareth Schaffer PERFORMANCE, CHOREOGRAPHY Mădălina Dan, Manon Parent SOUNDDESIGN Jean P'ark STAGE Dan Lancea COSTUME Lauren Steel LIGHTING Elliott Cennetoglu PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT M.i.C.A. - Movement in Contemporary Art WITH THANKS TO Joseph Wegemann and Michael Ludwig Tsouloukidse 

A production by Kareth Schaffer in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE. Supported by the Hauptstadtkulturfonds. Media partner: taz, die tageszeitung.
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