URSA-X is an immersive and interdisciplinary performance about change and transtion(s). Inspired by the notion that transitions arrive and take on many formations throughout our lives, Liz Rosenfeld and their International team of intergenerational collaborators look at their own notions of transitions beyond binaries of gender, loss, and expectations of what life brings our way.
In a fusion of cinematic and performative elements, URSA-X tells the story of the main character URSA, a literal and metaphorical hole that cannot be filled and yet yearns to be. At the same time, the work explores the Greek myth surrounding the constellations Ursa Major and Minor (the Big and Little Bear). Performers R. Justin Hunt and Liz Rosenfeld encounter URSA in a choreography that understands their own flesh as collaborative material and experiments with practices of physical transmission. Together they explore how bodies are always in flux and how one can spatially reflect on one's own body in flux.
PERFORMANCE, CONCEPT, DIRECTOR Liz Rosenfeld PERFORMANCE R. Justin Hunt STAGE Sadie Weis COMPOSITION AND SOUND DESIGN Neda Sanai LIGHT DESIGN Joseph Wegmann TEXT Johanna Linsley DRAMATURGY An*dre Neely ACCESSIBILITY DRAMATURGY Noa Winter Artistic collaboration AND VOICE COACH Alex Piasente STYLING Marquet K. Lee AUDIODESCRIPTION Ursina Tossi, Nicole Meyer DISTRIBUTION Kira Koplin TECHNICAL DIRECTION Elliott Cennetoglu PRODUCTION Anna von Glasenapp / High ExpectationsA production by Liz Rosenfeld in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE Berlin and Kampnagel Hamburg. Supported by the Hauptstadtkulturfonds. The guest performance in the framework of Queer Darlings #4 is made possible by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe. With the kind support of the Institut français and the French Ministry of Culture. Media partners: Berlin Art Link, Missy Magazine, Siegessäule, taz.die tageszeitung.