Ende / She She Pop

What is that, where does it belong? This key question posed by every cleaning lady there ever was also precedes the creation of the world. As God begins to give names to creatures and things and ascribes to each his place, order and peace gradually emerge from the chaos: the beginning of the end.
The performance Ende unfolds along the lines of the biblical story of genesis. She She Pop assume the pre-described roles of God, man, Eve, the animals, the plants and the cherubim. The stage is the paradise in which the performers experiment with bringing things to an end, cleaning up, stopping, interrupting, cut, silence, conclusion. One of them will relieve herself of all (self-)images, which the reigning order (to which she belongs) have formed of her sex. She wants to destroy ‘the female image’ based on her own. Will her sex continue to exist at all, if she ceases to represent it?
One of the performers will stifle all perspectives that present themselves, all opportunities for action in a staggering act of self-constraint and force himself into a state of vegetative abandon.
A third performer searches for the final order of all things, the perfect pattern – only to then close the doors behind herself for ever.
She She Pop converge on the precipice of the end, that precious moment containing the possibility of something else: a new book, a different partner, a new model of society, a better drink. The heavenly hosts will accompany the action with a very personal swan song from Meat Loaf’s album ‘Bat Out of Hell’.

Concept: She She Pop.
With: Sebastian Bark, Fanni Halmburger, Lisa Lucassen, Mieke Matzke, Ilia Papatheodorou.Stage and Costumes: Sandra Fox.
Choreography: Minako Seki.
Music: She She Pop and Max Knoth.
Lightdesign: Benjamin Schälke.
Dramaturgical advice: Nina Tecklenburg.
Artistic advice: Veronika Steininger.

Production/ PR: ehrliche arbeit – freelance office for culture.
Administration: Aminata Oelßner.
Company Management: Elke Weber.

A Coproduction of She She Pop, HAU Hebbel am Ufer and Forum Freies Theater Düsseldorf.

Funded by the City of Berlin and the Fonds Darstellende Künste e.V.

premiere, October 2013, Berlin

more dates:

  • January 2014, FFT, Düsseldorf
  • September 2015, Schwankhalle, Bremen