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Sat, Feb 03

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Dresden

The Children of Today

Set in a kitchen in the future, the characters contemplate revisiting the past to catalyse change to leave capitalism behind though revealing what is so addictive with capitalism. The characters bring to life an imaginary moment in time where they open doors to a non-capitalist world.

The Children of Today
The Children of Today

Time & Location

Feb 03, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Dresden, Hellerau, 01 Dresden-Klotzsche, Germany

About the event

Set in a kitchen in the future, the characters contemplate revisiting the past to catalyse change to leave capitalism behind though revealing what is so addictive with capitalism. The characters bring to life an imaginary moment in time where they open doors, beckoning the public who exist in the present to step forward into a non-capitalistic world.

At the core of this science fiction-inspired journey is a performative duet which seamlessly embodies famous personalities such as the dancer Vaslav Nijinsky, the Egyptian pharaoh Cleopatra VI and the dancer and choreographer Jérôme Bell. Through simple yet repetitive movements, fantastical compositions unfold, giving rise to absurdly touching situations that ignite the imagination and challenge preconceived notions of our capitalistic reality.

By using only renewable resources such as energy for simple lighting and sound, second-hand clothing and organic materials, "The Children of Today" encourages us to take a step into a world where the remarkable potential of the connection between creativity and sustainability is demonstrated.

Concept, Choreography, Performance, Music: Charles A. Washington Choreography, Performance: Ioli Kaskani Costume, Bio-Material: Johanna Schründer Technology, Lightdesign: Kristin Feldmann Foto, Video: Alphonsine Koh Production, Outside Eye: Alba T Álvarez

A coproduction of Charles A Washington/Pinkmetalpetal Productions and HELLERAU – Europäisches Zentrm der Künste

Funded by Die Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen

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