RYKENA/JÜNGST ›SHE LEGEND‹

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© Daniel Dömölsky

FRI 05/21 9:00 P.M. VIDEO STREAM
ON DEMAND til TUE 05/25
DANCE

Duration: 45 minutes
Language: no dialog
With audio description (in English)
+ Q&A  (via Zoom)

›› STREAM

In ›She Legend‹, the choreographer duo Rykena/Jüngst sets off on a search for queer potentials in the world of comics which is permeated by gender clichés. As futuristic shape shifters, they thoroughly rattle the ideals of traditional comic heroes and heroines. Inspired by the visually stunning and at times bizarre forms of expression in comics, they move through myths, legends and apocalyptic soundscapes in a maximally expressive way, drawing superpowers from their bodies, singing songs about their metamorphoses and creating contemporary mythological figures that declare war on the norm of the masculinized individual hero.

Carolin Jüngst & Lisa Rykena work as an artist duo in Munich and Hamburg. In their dance productions, they roam the strip clubs and variety theaters of the 1920s, Ovid’s Metamorphoses or queer comic conventions and let mermaids, She Hulk’s expressive arias, velvet stages, and marble down jackets encounter each other. In their work, they engage with queer-feminist, intersectional and ableism-critical body discourses and the transformation of normative body categorizations. Making recourse to classical, mythological and pop-cultural themes, they create figures that resist the stereotypes and clichés of heteronormative attributions.
www.rykenajuengst.tumblr.com

›› CREDITS

ARTISTIC DIRECTION, CHOREOGRAPHY & PERFORMANCE
Carolin Jüngst & Lisa Rykena
DRAMATURGY Helen Schröder
STAGE DESIGN Lea Kissing
SOUND Konstantin Bessonov
COSTUMES Hanna Scherwinski
LIGHT Ricarda Schnoor und Joanna Ossolinska
CHOIR Klub Konsonanz (director: Uschi Krosch)
COORDINATION, COMMUNICATION AND PRESS HAMBURG:
Jessica Buchholz (STÜCKLIESEL)
ARTISTIC PRODUCTION DIRECTOR Pam Goroncy (STÜCKLIESEL)
PRESS MUNICH Katharina Wolfrum, Martina Missel (Rat & Tat Kulturbüro)
VIDEO, EDITING Martin Prinoth

Coproduction: Kampnagel Hamburg and HochX München. Supported by the Culture Department of the State Capital of Munich, the Ministry of Culture and Media Hamburg, the Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media and the Hamburgische Kulturstiftung.