„People make clothes, and clothes make people” - Fashion has always accompanied mankind! Like religion and art, it reflects the zeitgeist. Its purpose may be of a practical, ethical, sexual, aesthetic, or representative nature, allowing us to turn our inner self into a manifesto which we wear through life to the grave. The dance theater piece “Fashion” by PINK MAMA THEATRE explores these aspects and more.
The cross-disciplinary project begins as a walkable exhibition, which accompanies the viewer through the entrance hall of the Dampfzentrale. The second part takes place on stage. This full-length artwork illustrates fashion as an aspect of human culture. Nudity is illustrated as pure nature. Within our society, this nature, our own flesh, is understood as a sin. And fashion as its moral savior? The dichotomy of culture and nature is illustrated by the ten performers, and brought to collision with a tremendous bang. The performers assume the role of fashion dictator, scientist, mannequin, even slaves of industrialization.
On stage we see a house of fashion; or is it a lab, a factory, a hospital or a labor camp? The possessive, atmospheric music, which has been composed for this occasion, invites one into a ritualistic trance and does not easily let go.
Idea, concept, stage direction, scenography, costumes: Sławek Bendrat, Dominik Krawiecki
Choreography: Sławek Bendrat
Dramaturgy: Dominik Krawiecki
Music: Valentin Markus Oppermann