SATURDAY 6 June 2020
Language: English, Swedish, Finnish, German, Spanish

In times of a pandemic, going to the theatre becomes a distant memory that slowly fades away. The German collective She She Pop is unable to show their performance Canon in front of an audience. Such an uncontrolled means of transmission from an individual body to the euphoric collective of all those present is a highly questionable act at the moment. But they do vow to carry the torch on. In fragmentary accounts, they will conjure up unforgettable stage moments from memory and narrate a canon of the evening, together with their audience.

To do this, She She Pop are switching to a medium just as transient as theatre, albeit not as public and thankfully less infectious, at least in these times: individual telephone conversations. Call centre, helpline or hotline: Kanon Remote isn’t a show, it’s a service. Whoever calls up will get one of the cast of Kanon Remote on the phone and hear about an essential moment in the performing arts. But the list is also open for your own tales and entries into the canon.

Instructions for participation will be posted a few days before the festival.

She She Pop is a performance collective that was founded in the 90s, and its members are Sebastian Bark, Johanna Freiburg, Fanni Halmburger, Lisa Lucassen, Mieke Matzke, Ilia Papatheodorou, Berit Stumpf and Elke Weber, their creative producer.

The members of the group are predominantly women and they work as a collective. The performers see themselves as authors, dramaturges and practitioners of their stage art. The inclusion of their own autobiographies is above all the method and not the purpose of their work.

She She Pop celebrated their 25th anniversary in 2018. The HAU Hebbel am Ufer theatre has been a continuous co-producer and cooperation partner in Berlin since 2003.

Idea and concept: Tatiana Saphir & She She Pop
With: She She Pop, Per Ehrström, Sinna Virtanen, Salla Loper, Elmer Bäck, Annika Tudeer, Max Bremer
PR & communication: ehrliche arbeit – freelance office for culture
Freelance communication support: Tina Ebert
Financial administration: Aminata Oelßner
Company management: Elke Weber
A production by: She She Pop in cooperation with HAU Hebbel am Ufer and Hangö Teaterträff
Supported by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe and the Goethe-Institut Finnland
Photo: Benjamin Krieg