Performance | 8+
The mobile pop-up Splaaash explores the potential of exaggeration and hyperbole. Based on comic worlds, onomatopoeia and the appearance of known and unknown superheroes, the space is transformed into a dance battle arena. The choreographer duo Rykena/Jüngst combines language, sound and movement to create a humorously illustrative piece that asks how we tell stories through our bodies, which superheroes we would design if we could choose, and how we can collectively create images of transformation. The bodies dance through a kind of “parcour”, at the same time questioning and understanding the notion of “superpower” in its often exclusionary and dismissive tendency.
concept & choreography: Lisa Rykena and Carolin Jüngst
music & stagedesign: Raphaela Andrade
13 December 2022