Katrina E. Bastian sammelt Schweiß von ihrem Bein
Rodgers Courtney

Katrina E. Bastian:
Soliloquy in Sweat


2023 OUTNOW! Schwankhalle
Venue: Schwankhalle, Alter Saal

Duration: 40 minutes
With audience discussion afterwards

Joint price system: 5 / 7 / 10 € (free choice)
Online-Tickets plus 1,50€ fee.
Bremen Pass: 3 €
Culture semester ticket: free of charge

Tickets can be purchased online and at all Nordwest-Ticket ticket agencies ↗. Box office open 60 min before the start of the event.

Alternatively you can reserve tickets by phone 0421 520 80 70 (Mon, Wed – Fri 10 am – 2 pm or answering machine) or email ticket@schwankhalle.de. Pick up at the box office until 30 min before the performance starts.

The performance lasts about 40 minutes without intermission.

English spoken language is used.

Intense lighting effects, strobe lights, fog and loud music occur.

Content note: Full, frontal nudity occurs in this performance.

The audience area in the grandstand is seated.
There are two wheelchair spaces that can be reserved based on availability or selected as a ticketed category in the online store and at the box office.

All event spaces in the Schwankhalle are accessible at ground level and without steps. You can find more info about the accessibility of the premises here ↗. If you have any questions, please contact us at ticket@schwankhalle.de or 0421 520 80 70.

In this piece, sweat becomes the currency of dance work. The deal: within 30 minutes, performer Katrina Elizabeth produces half a liter of it. If she fails to do so, the audience receives coupons for various services such as cooking, cleaning and babysitting. By performing a series of high-intensity exercises and movement phrases she attempts to produce and collect the prescribed amount of sweat. With this high-stakes performance we subvert capitalism, notions around disgust, and voyeurism in celebration of resilience, community, and empathy. For OUTNOW! 2023 the original script was updated to reflect the financial realities of dancers based in Bremen. This one‘s for you!

Katrina E. Bastian (she/they) is a hyper-empathy brutalist using endurance-based dance to make choreography that values the body as a vehicle for authentic expression. Seamlessly navigating between improvisation and set choreographic material she emphasizes the »body under pressure« as resilient and a source of ultimate knowing. »Soliloquy in Sweat« premiered at Experimental Dance Week Aotearoa in December 2020 and was awarded the »Best Performance Dance Award« (Auckland Fringe 2021) and the »Best in Fringe Award« (NZ Fringe 2021), among others.


Concept, Choreography & Performance: Katrina E. Bastian
Sound: Mix by Jarymae, tracks by Opuswerk, Modularz, Edvard Hunger, Tom Dicicco, SNTS, Boston 168
Tech & Lighting Design: Tony Black + Paul Bennett