Dance performance
Premiere 3th of June 2011, Werkstatt der Kulturen, Berlin
Concept & Artistic direction:  Ricardo de Paula
Performers:  Carmen Regner, Laura Alonso, Elisa Vasquez, Mélanie Pruvost, Natalie Riedelsheimer, Zé de Paiva
Assistance:  Zula Lemes
Costumes:  Grupo Oito
Light Design:  Irene Selka



In 2010 we got three strong facts on the media that motivated us to go into a creation process. First was the sentence by stoning of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani in Iran. Second the publication of  Thilo Sarrazin book "Deutschland schafft sich ab" in Germany. The third one was in USA, Pastor Terry Jones had a plan to burn Koran, what would have sparked a disaster.

In "Discipline and Punish" Foucault discusses the need to write a history of punishment against the background of a history of bodies, because “it is always the body that is at issue.” He continues, “The body is … directly involved in a political field; power relations have an immediate hold upon it; they invest it, mark it, train it, torture it, force it to carry out tasks, to perform ceremonies, to emit signs.”



2011 Werkstatt der Kulturen, Berlin
2012 Hoftheater Kreuzberg


Press clippings
Werkstatt der Kulturen