Running gag at CNDB Bucharest

We are having a guest performance of Running gag at the National Dance Center Bucharest

19.12.2018
19:30
Sala Stere Popescu Hall

Running gag by Sööt/Zeyringer

Photo: Franzi Kreis

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FREISCHWIMMEN residency at Sophiensaele

Currently we are on a short residency program in Berlin developing a concept for a new project.

The residency is part of FREISCHWIMMEN. Plattform für Performance und Theater at Sophiensaele, Berlin.

Freischwimmen ist die Produktionsplattform für Performance und Theater, getragen durch die Sophiensaele Berlin, Schwankhalle Bremen, FFT Düsseldorf, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt/Main, Theater Rampe, brut Wien und Gessnerallee Zürich.

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Running gag

 

Running gag scrutinises power and gender ratios in the realm of humour: Who’s allowed to be funny, and who laughs at whom? On the lookout for female role models in the history of humour, Sööt/Zeyringer examine slapstick comedies from the 1910s, shedding a light on gender and humour at a time when the role of women was undergoing major changes.

Premiered in April 2018 in the program of brut Wien.

Concept Sööt/Zeyringer Performance Tiina Sööt, Dorothea Zeyringer Research and text Emilia Lichtenwagner, Sööt/Zeyringer Artistic advice and coaching Nora Jacobs Artistic and dramaturgical advice Andrea Salzmann Set design and video Nora Jacobs, Sööt/Zeyringer Rehearsal assistant Emilia Lichtenwagner Costume Signe Rose

A co-production by Sööt/Zeyringer and brut Wien. With the kind support of the City of Vienna’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Bundeskanzleramt Division Art and Culture. Thanks to Fleetstreet Residenz Hamburg.

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Running gag – PREMIERE

Running gag Sööt/Zeyringer

Photo: Nora Jacobs

Premiere on the 11th of April in the program of brut Wien.

Performance dates and venues:
VBKÖ – Maysedergasse 2, 1010 Vienna
11.04.2018, 20:00
13.04.2018, 18:00
14.04.2018, 16:00
14.04.2018, 18:00

das weisse haus – Hegelgasse 14, 1010 Vienna
17.04.2018, 20:00
21.04.2018, 18:00
21.04.2018, 20:00

Running gag scrutinises power and gender ratios in the realm of humour: Who’s allowed to be funny, and who laughs at whom? On the lookout for female role models in the history of humour, Sööt/Zeyringer examine slapstick comedies from the 1910s, shedding a light on gender and humour at a time when the role of women was undergoing major changes.

The starting point of this lecture performance are the courageous, extraordinary and witty heroines of the silent-film era in the early 20th century. While they were influential, famous and popular during their lifetimes, they are mostly forgotten today. In the course of their research in archives, Sööt/Zeyringer discovered female pioneers of silent film named Marie Dressler, Ossi Oswalda and Sarah Duhamel. In their films, they wreaked havoc, dressed in men’s clothes and put their bodies to highly expressive uses. Many female actors, directors, screenwriters and producers used humour as an empowerment strategy and a method to break through existing limitations. In Running gag, Sööt/Zeyringer use historical footage, film clips, facts and personal stories to collage a fictional documentary about the ever changing relationship between gender and humour now and then.

Concept Sööt/Zeyringer Performance Tiina Sööt, Dorothea Zeyringer Research and text Emilia Lichtenwagner, Sööt/Zeyringer Artistic advice and coaching Nora Jacobs Artistic and dramaturgical advice Andrea Salzmann Set design and video Nora Jacobs, Sööt/Zeyringer Rehearsal assistant Emilia Lichtenwagner Costume Signe Rose

A co-production by Sööt/Zeyringer and brut Wien. With the kind support of the City of Vienna’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Bundeskanzleramt Division Art and Culture. Thanks to Fleetstreet Residenz Hamburg.

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On time at 18. Salzburger Performance Tage

On time

Photo: eSeL

24. March 2018
In the program of Kontraste – Lange Nacht des Tanzes
starting from 19:30
ARGEkultur, Salzburg, Austria

“On time – A performance with 38 beginnings” addresses the time before the beginning of an action, the time where everything is longing for the beginning or the end. The performers use the possibility to constantly start anew, simultaneously failing to begin at all.

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Showing at Fleetstreet Residency Hamburg

The work-in-progress showing of our project Running gag is presented at the Fleetstreet residency Hamburg on the 9th of February at 6 pm.

Running gag
Work-in-progress showing by Sööt/Zeyringer
09.02.18 at 18:00
Fleetstreet Theater
Admiralitätstraße 71, 20459 Hamburg

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Photo: Nora Jacobs

Running gag questions power and gender relations in humour – who is allowed to be funny and who laughs at whom? While looking for female role models in the history of humour, Sööt/Zeyringer deals with the slapstick comedies of the 1910s and highlights gender and humour at the time of great change in the role of women.

The performance premieres in April 2018 at brut Vienna. At the Fleetstreet residency in Hamburg Sööt/Zeyringer presents a work-in-progress showing.

Tiina Sööt and Dorothea Zeyringer work in Vienna as a duo since 2012. Their performative work is situated at the intersection of visual arts, dance and theatre and has been presented at imagetanz brut Wien, FEEDBACK festival Tanzquartier Wien, Sõltumatu Tantsu Lava Tallinn, Kunstraum Niederoesterreich and Schauspiel Köln among others.

Concept: Sööt/Zeyringer Performance: Tiina Sööt, Dorothea Zeyringer Research and text: Emilia Lichtenwagner, Sööt/Zeyringer Dramaturgical advice and coaching: Nora Jacobs Stage design: Nora Jacobs, Sööt/Zeyringer

A co-production of Sööt/Zeyringer and brut Vienna. With the kind support of the City of Vienna’s Department of Cultural Affairs, Fleetstreet Residenz, Hamburgische Kulturstiftung and Rudolf Augstein Stiftung. 

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Exhibition “On time / Õigeaegselt”

Sööt/Zeyringer On time

Sööt/Zeyringer’s exhibition at Hobusepea Gallery in Tallinn 7.06. – 03.07.2017

Opening of the exhibition on the 7th of June at 7pm. Performances during the opening will start at 7pm
The exhibition is open 7.06. – 03.07.2017
Hobusepea galerii, Hobusepea 2, Tallinn

Sööt/Zeyringer’s live performances and video works are based on movement and text which are combined in rhythmical and poetic structures. In their work they try to find beauty, poetry, wit and absurdity in every-day acts, language and objects. Sööt/Zeyringer focuses on seemingly self-evident situations that are almost imperceptible, but most of us can identify with. In a poetic and humoristic way the works turn everyday procedures and acts upside down, revealing the performative potential of simple situations. By putting these insignificant moments into a new context, Sööt/Zeyringer‘s work speaks about larger matters.

The show “On time” combines 3 performative works by Sööt/Zeyringer. At the opening 2 of the pieces are shown as live performances.

Supported by Estonian Cultural Endowment

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