WET (1976-) 2017
For the series Amazonas, upon invitation of Claire Sobottke and Sophiensaele, the choreographer Maria F. Scaroni brings together a temporary collective of mostly female artists to present their performative interpretation of Marge Piercy’s classic anarcha-feminist Sci-Fi novel, Woman on the Edge of Time (1976) – a one-of-a-kind instance of the genre: the novel is a sketch of a potentially egalitarian, environmentally sound and gender-fluid utopian society. It wants to enliven our passion and courage for something possible but not yet present. The performance is followed by a DJ-Set by S Ruston, and the process is witnessed and reflected upon by journalist Astrid Kaminski.
HOST Claire Vivianne Sobottke
ARTIST (choreography, dramaturgy) Maria F. Scaroni
COLLABORATORS Veronika Bauer, Wanda Vrasti (script, live reading), Marc Lohr (sound), Stephanie Maher (performance), Olga (flimsies), Heather Purcell (live drawing) DJ S Ruston
CONVERSATION, PORTRAIT Astrid Kaminski
Thanks to Ponderosa for co-producing the event and the live participation of Josephine Findeisen, Bella Hager, Asaf Aharonson, Liselotte Singer, Tabea Magyar, Grete Smitite, Sunayana Shetty, Yoav Admoni, Fergus Johnson, Katerine Larsen, Hanna Kritten, Lyllie Rouviere and Lecken.
A production by Claire Vivianne Sobottke in coproduction with SOPHIENSÆLE 2017. Thanks to Stefan Rusconi. Media partner: taz. die tageszeitung
Illustration by Heather Purcell; Photos by Pavel Belchev