RAVEN

PLAY - a series of guest performances


Season: 2. – 6. December 2020

(The performance contains spoken word material in German) Warm-hearted, funny, smart, and accessible: Experience RAVEN, a powerful and refreshingly different piece of contemporary circus about motherhood.

 

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RAVEN, charmingly honest and highly entertaining, confronts the complex topic of motherhood. Based on their own experiences as artists and mothers, the performers of the Berlin-based collective still hungry, examine the stigma surrounding the German concept "Rabenmutter" (raven mother) with courage, intelligence, and artistry. Thanks to creative support from the renowned British director Bryony Kimmings, they stage a striking, authentic world filled with stunning acrobatics, beautiful imagery, and honest humour.
Bird metaphors lie at the centre of RAVEN and illustrate the different challenges motherhood presents. One moment, the performers lovingly mother their children like hens and the rhythms of their daily movements turn into skilful satirical choreographies. In the next moment, the memories of their own strength as successful artists turn them into eagles, soaring strong and free through the air. With disarming directness and the unmistakable personality of the fearless circus moms, the performers bring a moving show to the stage, which challenges the status quo and invites us to question our preconceived notions of working mothers, women, and circus performers.

Warm-hearted, funny, smart, and accessible: Experience
RAVEN, a powerful and refreshingly different piece of contemporary circus about motherhood.


★★★★
"Beautiful and spectacular... Among many other glorious qualities, Ravenis particularly striking for the pitch-perfect ease with which it combines language and movement, as if the words acted as cues leading to soaring passages of movement that always add hugely to the meaning of the piece."
The Scotsman

★★★★
"An excellent hour of circus, physical theatre, and dance digging into what the performers gave up, and what they refuse to let go of."
Broadway Baby

"Heroes. Rock'n' Roll goddesses."
The Circus Diaries


Further information:
Duration: 60 minutes (no intermission)
Age Suitability: 6+
Language: German

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About still hungry

still hungry is a contemporary circus collective from Berlin. The three artists and mothers Romy, Anke, and Lena reunited after long years of friendship to create a piece of innovative circus. Powerful images and a good sense of humour make their work truly touching and highly amusing. Their work is fresh, feminist, strong, and unafraid to tackle even intensely personal subjects that don’t lend themselves easily to circus, a genre that is still primarily associated with entertainment.
For their creation RAVEN, still hungry collaborated with Bryony Kimmings as creative advisor, a director and performance artist famous for her emotionally intelligent, provocative and refreshing style.

Credits

Co-Authors and Performers: Anke van Engelshoven, Lena Ries, Romy Seibt

Co-Direction: Rachel Hameleers

Creative Support by: Bryony Kimmings

Producer: Anke Politz

The creation of RAVEN was funded with support from the Senate Department for Culture and Europe
 
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