Do you know what happens to female acrobats when they hit middle age? Neither do still hungry, but they’re going to use every trick they have to try and figure it out.
Show Pony is the new autobiographical piece by Berlin-based company still hungry, in collaboration with groundbreaking performance artist Bryony Kimmings.
Part circus show, part training session, part freeform analysis, Show Pony is an open hearted look at a life onstage and the gut wrenching moment when that stage no longer wants you. Past, present and imagined futures intersect in a myriad of moments as the three women try to decide about how to keep going, or even if they should.
Packed full of love, laughter and lunacy Show Pony is another joyful scream into the face of the patriarchy by still hungry that challenges us to question our societal prejudices towards age and femininity, onstage and off.
Show Pony is shown as a world premiere at Chamäleon Berlin.
Duration: 60 minutes
Age Recommendation: 12+
Language: English language with German surtitles.
The performance of Show Pony on 11.02.2024 will take place with live translation into German Sign Language.
Created by: Lena Ries, Anke van Engelshoven and Romy Seibt and Bryony Kimmings
Supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media within the program NEUSTART KULTUR
About the Artists
still hungry is a contemporary circus collective from Berlin. The three artists and mothers Romy, Lena and Anke reunited after long years of friendship to create pieces of innovative circus. Powerful images and a good sense of humor 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. Show Pony is the new, autobiographical circus piece by still hungry and the ground breaking performance maker Bryony Kimmings.
Bryony Kimmings, born 1981, is a UK based writer, performance artist and director. She is Associate Artist at Soho Theatre and created the musical The Pacifists Guide to the War on Cancer. Bryony creates multi-platform art to provoke change. Her work focuses primarily on “social experiments” which have included tracing a sexually transmitted disease to its source, staying in a safe space for 7 days while intoxicated, becoming a pop star as a nine year old’s idea. In addition to performing at the Soho Theatre, Kimmings has appeared all over the world: Antifest (Finland), Culturgest (Portugal), Fusebox Festival (Texas), Southbank Center, Melbourne International Comedy Festival (Australia) and Lisinski Operahouse (Croatia).