AUTO-FIKTION: DER STRUGGLE SO REAL
In the solo AUTO-FIKTION: DER STRUGGLE SO REAL, dancer and choreographer Verena Brakonier invites her audience on a journey to her childhood, to a car workshop. She dances and tells about experiences and memories. What is true and what is not remains unclear: an autofiction. Playfully and with critical humor, she shows how origins can affect the body, movements and the way through life. Between lifting platforms, tires and welding equipment, she negotiates classism, discrimination based on socio-economic origin and class position, and its influence – societal and on her personally. She explores a space between different milieus, male-dominated work environments, and so-called „high culture.“ When was the first time you went to the theater? And when to a car repair shop?
Artistic direction and performance: Verena Brakonier, Dramaturgy: Greta Granderath, Dramaturgy final rehearsals: David Mielecke, Music, Sound: Louise Vind Nielsen, Costumes: Ilona Klein, Artistic advice: Karolina and Kristina Dreit (Working Class Daughters), Ursina Tossi, Photos: Jonas Woltemate (preliminary), Simone Scardovelli (performances/workshop)
Production management, public relations: PK3000, Anja E. Redecker, Technique, realisation sound: Nourdin Ghanem, Support costume revival: Studio Lisa Jermies, Production assistance: Theresa Hähn, Leona Koldehoff, Interviews: Walburga Brakonier, Johannes Brakonier
The 2022 premiere was supported by: Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, Department of Culture and Media; Susanne and Michael Liebelt Endowment Fund under the umbrella of the Hamburgische Kulturstiftung; Hamburgische Kulturstiftung; Rudolf Augstein Stiftung. Supported by the NATIONAL PERFORMANCE NETWORK – STEPPING OUT, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of the NEUSTART KULTUR. Hilfsprogramm Tanz. The April 2023 revival was supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of NEUSTART KULTUR. The guest performance in Dresden was made possible by the revival and guest performance sponsorship of the Dachverband freie darstellende Künste Hamburg with funds from the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, Department of Culture and Media.
Supported as part of the Alliance of International Production Houses with funds granted by the Federal Commissioner for Culture and the Media.