Tausend Tode Festival
How does a hero or heroine die? How does heroism show itself in the depiction of epic deaths? Which assumptions of fame and honor are passed on beyond their death? Which heroes or heroines are dear to us and which ones would we preferably let die?
The speculative tour entitled »6,5 heldentode« is dedicated to examining masculine representation mechanisms and works on disrupting them. A female performer (Hanna Steinmair) takes the dying heroes to task and (literally) brings it to an end for them in order to draw new conclusions: What would epic scenarios have to look like to also accommodate »unheroic« bodies, their struggles and stories?
The performance deals with the question of the end. What does it mean to end something? What makes us say »stop«? The audience and the performer go on a joint tour through the swamp of attributions and media representations and explore the possibilities of a collective stop: Who speaks when, and which heroes or heroines are the first to go? Together, it lies in our hands!
Concept & Performance: Hanna Steinmair
Artistic collaboration & performance: Frédéric de Carlo
Music & Soundscapes: Kristin Gerwien
Dramaturgy & Text: Helen Brecht
Costume & Props: Chiara Marcassa
Technical advice sound: Louisa Beck
Consulting lighting concept: Rahel Kesselring
Photos © Christian Schuller
Thanks to: Andreas Kaiser
Premiere in the course of the Frankfurter Sumpffestspiele at studioNAXOS, Frankfurt am Main. Supported by the Hessische Kulturstiftung, the Cultural Office of the City of Frankfurt and the Hessian Ministry of Science and Art.