Since the Middle Ages, the figure of the witch appears extremely ambilvalent: stigmatized as a heretic, as sexually deviant and being with the devil, she was released in the transition to capitalism to persecution. At the same time, she is regarded as the guardian of knowledge about reproduction and healing as well as a sexually and economically self-determined woman. Adopted as a feminist fighter who defies the power structures and control procedures of capitalist patriarchy, she becomes a political symbol. We are exploring the meaning of the witch in our body history. We focus on the powerful and haunted body. Historical apparatus collides with pop culture fantasies and science fiction. The result is a space in which the sensual shows itself as political and the question arises: Who are the witches of today – and who pursues them?
“Between sexuality, violence and mysticism: “Witches” at Kampnagel Ursina Tossi proves with her new production WITCHES: she is probably the most exciting Hamburg choreographer at the moment.”
CHOREOGRAPHY, ARTISTIC DIRECTION
Rachell Bo Clark, Camilla Brogaard, Julia B. Laperrière, Amanda Romero, Ursina Tossi
ARTISTIC PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT, CO-CONCEPTION, PRESS RELATIONS
September 2019 | Kampnagel Hamburg
September 2020 | Favoriten Festival Dortmund
Oktober 2020 | TanzFaktur Köln
Februar 2021 | BallhausOst Berlin
Februar 2021 | Hoch X München
Supported by Behörde für Kultur und Medien Hamburg, NRW Landesbüro Freie Darstellende Künste NRW e.V. with funds from the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, Fonds Darstellende Künste and the City of Cologne and within the framework of the Alliance of International Production Houses by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.
A production by Ursina Tossi in co-production with Kampnagel, MARKK Hamburg, tanzfaktur Cologne and Ballhaus Ost Berlin.