Joana Tischkau


Tanzplattform Deutschland 2022,,

Gangstas, pimps and hoes: the US rap world is saturated with images of inflated masculinity. When Black artists like Cam’ron and Kanye West started a trend in pink plush, fur and suede in the early 2000s, they proved that even Barbie’s favourite colour couldn’t affect the racist attributions that had accumulated around the Black heterosexual male. BEING PINK AIN’T EASY reverses social constructions such as race and gender choreographically when a white dancer embodies movements and poses tagged as Black. An ambivalent realm of experience in pink between ‘white fragility’ and cultural appropriation.

Concept & Choreography: Joana Tischkau / Performance: Rudi Natterer / Dramaturgy & Artistic Assistance: Nuray Demir & Elisabeth Hampe / Costume: Nadine Bakota / Costume Print: Justus Gelberg / Sound Design: Frieder Blume / Scenography: Inga Danysz / Lighting: Juri Rendler / Production Management: Lisa Gehring

Thu 17.03.22, 16:00
Fri 18.03.22, 17:00*
Sat 19.03.22, 18:00

Venue: Sophiensaele/ Hochzeitsaal, Sophienstr. 18 10178 Berlin
Duration: 60'

*with an artist talk after the show

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There will be a strong smell of meat at some point in the piece. The show comprises sudden light changes involving flash and stroboscopic lights and a total blackout. There will be moments with loud sounds. Hearing protection will be provided at the entrance. The audience area is seated.


A production by Joana Tischkau in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE, Münchner Kammerspiele and Künstlerhaus Mousonturm as part of the Tanzplattform Rhein-Main. The Tanzplattform Rhein-Main, a project of Künstlerhaus Mousonturm and the Hessisches Staatsballett is made possible by the Kulturfonds Frankfurt RheinMain and supported by the Kulturamt der Stadt Frankfurt am Main, the Hessen State Ministry for Higher Education, Research and the Arts and the Stiftungsallianz [Aventis Foundation, BHF BANK Stiftung, Crespo Foundation, Dr. Marschner-Stiftung, Stiftung Polytechnische Gesellschaft Frankfurt am Main]. Supported by the Cultural Office of the City of Frankfurt. Supported by the NATIONALE PERFORMANCE NETZ Koproduktionsförderung Tanz, supported by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.