Three people in beige-grey tops are closely entwined. With closed eyes they hold each other in their arms, their heads in their hands, it is unclear which belongs to whom.
© Alexandra Polina
Three people in beige-grey tops are closely entwined. With closed eyes they hold each other in their arms, their heads in their hands, it is unclear which belongs to whom.
© Alexandra Polina
Große Bühne
Dance / Performance

Ursina Tossi

Swan Fate

Tickets:

18/14 Euro (conc. 7 Euro, [k]-Karte 9 Euro)

Info

There will be a touch tour introduction for blind and visually impaired audiences and a introduction in German Sign Language for deaf and hard of hearing audiences. Both introductions will take place one hour before the performance starts (20:00).

Registration via ticket link.

Past dates

SWAN FATE is a queer feminist appropriation of the ballet classic Swan Lake. Ursina Tossi and her company break with traditional concepts of love and fate and formulate their very own, diverse and contemporary declaration of love for dance. In SWAN FATE, the dancers play with longings, virtuosity, physicality and vulnerability, searching in the choreography and in their bodies for the traces that Swan Lake leaves behind. They also engage with the dance heritage, as well as the violent and colonial narratives and practices of ballet. To the music of the band CocoRosie, newly composed especially for the piece, not only different urban dance styles are mixed with contemporary dance. The dancers glide from one role to another. The shapeshifting between swans and humans, the change between marginalized and mainstream perspectives opens up new fantasies and imagines loving encounters between animals, humans and other beings.

Teaser: URSINA TOSSI - Swan Fate with Audio Description

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Teaser: URSINA TOSSI - Swab Fate in DGS

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Many hands and arms of different skin colors can be seen. They are intertwined and nestle against a person in the center of the picture. The person wears medium length black hair and a beige top. She looks into the camera
© Alexandra Polina
Three people in light-colored clothes are on a gray floor. 2 people are standing and leaning towards the ground. One person is leaning on the floor with his hand. The persons are standing close to each other.
© Alexandra Polina
Swan fate 3
© Kampnagel
4 people in light-colored clothes are arranged in a line on a gray floor.  2 persons in the foreground are lying on the ground and stretch one arm each with open palm from themselves. 2 persons are standing in the background and move their arms from thems
© Alexandra Polina
Three people are nestled close together against a white background. Their bodies and arms are close together and intertwined in a falling motion
© Alexandra Polina
Three people in beige-grey tops are closely entwined. With closed eyes they hold each other in their arms, their heads in their hands, it is unclear which belongs to whom.
© Alexandra Polina

Team Swan Fate:

Artistic Direction, Choreography, Concept Ursina Tossi Stage: Raphaela Andrade Co-Choroegraphy & Dance: Anne-Lene, Nölder, Alexandra Filippidou, Chetan Yeragera, Cliff Huen Tin Yeung, David Pallant, Laure Fleitz, Liza Lamprecht, Victor Gonzales, Enting Zhang Creative Production & Communication and public relations: Stückliesel Concept: Ursina Tossi, Uta Engel, Sina Rundel Collaboration Costume: Daniela Dreisigacker & Meret Zürcher Costume: Nina Divitschek Artistic audio description: René Reith Lighting design: Ricarda Köneke Music: CocoRosie Performance, DGS, Access Consultancy: Dodzi Dougban Video: Friederike Höppner DGS interpreters: Anna Warler, Susanne Fritz, Marie-Wilhelmine Schaper, Kunigunde Schindler, Nicole Ostrycharczyk, Barbara Widmann

Accompanied by Team Making Kin:

Andzejus Voroneckis (dramaturg with deaf perspective), Anna Wieczorek (dramaturg, expert dance studies), Humberto Acosta Rodriguez (expert classical ballet), Monique Mc Dowell (dramaturg, expert contemporary, musical dance), Naomi Sanfo (Expert Audio Descriptor), Nona Siepmann (Assistant & Expert Contemporary Dance and Pedagogy), René Reith (Artistic Audio Descriptor), Su Jin Kim (Dramaturg, Expert Classical Ballet), Susanne Tod (Access Consultant, DGS), Uta Engel (Dramaturg; Expert Urban Styles), Yeliz Pazar (Expert Urban Dance Styles)

SWAN FATE is a production by Ursina Tossi & EXCESSIVE SHOWING co-produced by Kampnagel Hamburg. Funded by the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, Department for Culture and Media (Elbkultur Fonds), supported by the Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, supported by the Gabriele Fink Stiftung. Many thanks to Huckepack Umzüge.

MAKIN KIN is a project by Ursina Tossi & EXCESSIVE SHOWING Supported by the Performing Arts Fund with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of NEUSTART KULTUR.