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Anne Welenc

Mary, Elizabeth, Penthesilea and Valkyrie have been touring the underworlds for 419 years now, uniting them with a mix of opera, drag, techno, pop and post-punk. They all met post mortem in limbo, the outermost circle of hell, the place of the not damned, but also the not-in-heaven dangers.

Ballhaus Ost | Queens
Ballhaus Ost | Queens © Eva Tuerbl


Innocently guilty, they see themselves not only as time travelers, but as a world political institution. Triggered by their breakthrough song, the gates to our reality are now opening for them for the first time. At Ballhaus Ost, they sniff the success of the earth’s crust again after centuries and pose the question of domination anew against the background of our contemporary society.

»Queens« moves between opera, drag and science-fantasy and is based on research that questions the relationship between power and gender using the tale of Mary Stuart, which was dominated by Friedrich Schiller.

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Direction, Text & Concept Anne Welenc

Costumes & Design Michel Wagenschütz

Mask design Christina Neuss

Performance, collaboration music-composition & text Daniel Hellmann, Shlomi Moto Wagner

Music-composition, Performance & collaboration Text Valerie Renay

Video Annalena Fröhlich / JAMES

Performance Video Annina Machaz

Light design Jones Seitz

Production management Kim Walz

A production by Anne Welenc in cooperation with Ballhaus Ost. Supported by the process funding from the Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media within the framework of NEUSTART KULTUR and by the aid program DIS-TANZEN of the Dachverband Tanz Deutschland.
Ballhaus Ost
Ballhaus Ost
Ballhaus Ost