Kammer 1

50 GRADES OF SHAME

A PICTURE ALBUM INSPIRED BY WEDEKIND’S SPRING AWAKENING

Director: She She Pop

Performance

In Wedekind’s tragedy “Spring Awakening” some guardians and educators fail miserably at instructing the young people in their custody when it comes to matters of sexuality. They are concerned that enlightenment may spoil the innocents. Today, 125 years later, personal sexual development has become a social imperative. And images of undressed bodies and sexual contact are available everywhere. The social significance of such presentations has changed; but the concern remains. Inspired by Wedekind’s utopian concepts of education, the performance collective She She Pop cooperates with the Kammerspiele ensemble in establishing their own educational institution. By use of a pointer and illustrations inspired by the scenes of “Spring Awakening” and motifs from E. L. James’ novel “50 Shades of Grey”, they develop an ars erotica in teacher-centered learning: a trustful instruction of the inexperienced through art. An animated picture album of 50 Grades of Shame.

With English surtitles. For our seating recommendations please click here.



By and with

Sebastian Bark, Lilli Biedermann, Santiago Blaum, Anna Drexler, Johanna Freiburg, Fanni Halmburger, Walter Hess, Lisa Lucassen, Christian Löber, Mieke Matzke, Ilia Papatheodorou, Florian Schäfer, Berit Stumpf, Gundars Āboliņš

Artistic assistance

Ruschka Steininger

Concept and direction

She She Pop

Stage design

Sandra Fox

Costume

Lea Sövsö

Video

Benjamin Krieg

Music

Santiago Blaum

Lighting

Andreas Rehfeld

Dramaturgy

Tarun Kade

Premiere on 03. March 2016