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Damini Gairola:
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2023 OUTNOW! Theater Bremen
Venue: Kleines Haus, Theater Bremen

With integrated audio description and haptic tour (start: 5:00 p.m., meeting point foyer Kleines Haus (noon))

Duration: 50 minutes
Afterwards discussion with the audience

Joint price system: 7 / 10 / 14 € (free choice)
Culture semester ticket: free of charge (available 7 days before performance date)

Tickets can be purchased online and at the Theater Bremen box office (Mon - Fri: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sat: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.).
Evening box office from 30 minutes before the start of the event.

The performance lasts about 50 minutes without intermission.

German and English spoken language will be used.
There is an integrated audio description and a haptic tour for blind and visually impaired audiences. The haptic tour begins at 17:00, meeting point is the foyer of the Kleines Haus (noon).

There will be scenes with very little lighting, where it is quite dark in the auditorium.

The audience sits in a circle around the stage.

The Kleines Haus has barrier-free access and handicapped-accessible restrooms. Four wheelchair spaces with companion seating are available.

Further information on accessibility at Theater Bremen can be found here ↗.

Three performers form a circle of collective remembrance of the uninvited guest, the trickster, who lived for two years in our homes, alleys, streets and cities: the pandemic. For far too long, it has dominated the conversation, imposing itself and making normality a distant memory. Where do we go from here? With each leap, each turn, each gesture, they remind us that while the pandemic may have ended, its impact on our collective psyche endures.

This multi-sensory dance piece is a push against the impulse to forget and an invitation for a collective commemoration. The piece was developed specifically for a visually impaired audience.

Damini Gairola is a dancer, performer and creator of Indian origin. She studied dance in India (Attakkalari, Bangalore) and Germany (CDSH, Hamburg). Currently she lives in Härnösand (Sweden) and is an ensemble member of the Swedish Contemporary Dance Company, Norrdans. In Hamburg she worked with choreographer Yolanda Morales and was part of her work »Horses«, as well as with Ursina Tossi on »Fux« and »Cosmic Bodies«. She also danced with Anne Collod and Guests for their piece »Moving Alternatives«.

Maitreyee Joshi is a dancer, choreographer, yoga teacher and arts manager living in Bangalore, India. She completed her diploma in contemporary dance and mixed media at Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts. She is trained in Kathak, Latin American dance, Kalari Payyattu, Bharatanatyam and contemporary dance technique. Maitreyee is co-founder of Citizens of Stage CoLab, a collective of independent contemporary dance artists* in Bangalore.

Ursina Tossi combines dance and political discourse with intense physicality. From a queer-feminist perspective, she creates pieces that move - through powerful images, transforming bodies, changing perceptions, close to the audience and the times. Ursina Tossi explores »Aesthetic Access« and composition with artistic audio description.


Choreography and Performance: Damini Gairola
Co-choreography and performance: Maitreyee Joshi
Costume and Stage: Ilona Klein
Music: Anne Leira van poppel ylubeigt
Audio Description and Mentoring: Ursina Tossi

Thank you for your visit | DANKE FÜR IHREN BESUCH is a production by Damini Gairola in co-production with K3 | Tanzplan Hamburg.