PUSH - Performance for young audience

The dance performance PUSH brings the idea of empowerment to life. Two dancers reflect the inner attitudes and resistance of young people in the school context. In the course of the piece, the dancers encourage each other to overcome their own fears - through self-confidence and the power of community.

The circular structure of the performance symbolizes unity and the common pursuit of "safe(r) spaces" in which the artists feel comfortable and can free themselves from any sense of shame and social constraints.

House dance emerged in the underground clubs of Chicago and New York at the end of the 1970s and has since spread worldwide.

The piece was conceived and rehearsed at the Hector Peterson School in Kreuzberg, Berlin. 15 school classes experienced and helped shape the artistic process during workshops and rehearsal visits.

Idea, choreography, dance: Farah Deen, Olivia Mitterhuemer
Stage and costume design: Farah Deen, Olivia Mitterhuemer
Dramaturgy: Florian Bilbao
Production management: Falk Grever
Video: Aaike Stuart

A production by Offensive Tanz für junges Publikum Berlin as part of the RAUSGEHEN project, supported by TANZPAKT Stadt-Land-Bund with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media and the Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion. In cooperation with the Hector Peterson School.

Fotos: Miriam Tamayo