As the sidekick of the fertility goddess Demeter, Baubo is among the lesser known faces of Greek mythology—even though she is sometimes interpreted as the personification of sexuality. BRONIĆ/RÖHRICH resolutely contribute to overcoming this desideratum with “The Baubo Reenactement.”
In a contemporary engagement with an untold myth, the artist duo discovers new possibilities of visualizing the female sex and questions the status quo of gender equality in western Europe. In a ritual performance, they reconstruct a specific gesture of Baubo that consoled Demeter after her daughter was abducted and made her laugh. The audience is invited to jointly show solidarity with the “heiresses of Baubo” in a playful ritual.
Concept/Idea/Performance: Hanna Röhrich und Patricija Bronić
Text: Hanna Röhrich, Patricija Bronić, Tanja Krone
Outside Eye: Tanja Krone
Stage: Skafte Kuhn
Music: Tobias Schmitt
Costume: Melanie Riester
Equipment assistance and technical support: Stefan Schneider
Trailer: Jonas Becher
Technical direction: Torsten Mitsch
In co-production with Zeitraumexit.e.V. and BodyLeaks Festival for Female Empowerment & Interconnection.
Supported by Zeitraumexit.e.V., the Cultural Office Mannheim and the LBBW Foundation. Guest performance as part of the NFT. This project is made possible by the program ‚Verbindungen fördern‘ of the Bundesverband Freie Darstellende Künste, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.