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Terrestial Transit

In the form of a choreographic journey outside of representational theater spaces, the interdisciplinary project Terrestrial Transit questions the critical potential of improvisational practice. In light of the strengthening of right-wing authoritarian politics and against the backdrop of political protests, especially in Hungary and Poland, the ensemble explores alternative modes of participation and collaboration, of exchange and storytelling.

The evenings at DOCK 11 mark the end of their journey, which began in the Sophiensaele, continuing via the Brandenburg residence Ponderosa and Szczecin to the Polish Baltic Sea, and was accompanied by the filmmaker Stella Horta. In an installative and durational setting, dance improvisation, video, sound, autobiographical memories and historical events flow into each other, opening up questions about the potential of improvisational practice, participation and resistance.


A production by Cranky Bodies a/company in coproduction with DOCKART. Funded by the Hauptstadtkulturfonds with the support of SOPHIENSÆLE and Muzeum Susch and by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Cul-ture and Media within the program NEUSTART KULTUR.

Many thanks to Ponderosa, Teatr Kana (Szczecin) and TRAFO Center for Contemporary Art (Szczecin).


Artistic direction: Peter Pleyer, Michiel Keuper
Production management: Magda Garlińska
Costume / stage design: Michiel Keuper
Costume assistance:Juliane Längin
Costume intern: Miłosz Jon
Film: Stella Horta
Sound/Music: Marc Lohr
Light: Joanna Leśnierowska
Dramaturgy /Outside Eye: Jette Büchsenschütz, Kirsten Maar
Dance: Alexandra Borys (film), Anna Nowicka (film), Alistair Watts (film), Asaf Aharonson (film), Bjørn Ivan Ekemark/ Ivanka Tramp, Caroline Neill Alexander, Eszter Gál, Ka Rustler (film), Márcio Kerber Canabarro, Marysia Stokłosa, Mor Demer, Oliver Connew, Peter Pleyer
Guests: (Szczecin): Bartek Mikuła, Katarzyna Sitarz

Premiered on October 6,7, 8 9th 2022 at Dock11, Berlin

pictures by Joanna Lesnierowska and company

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