KASSANDRA | Zunge: reißen

Katja Erfurth

Woman in red dress with long hair covering her face stands with closed eyes and arms lifted in a gesture

Kassandra, in Greek mythology the daughter of the Trojan king Priam and Hecabe, was given the gift of prophecy by the god Apollo because of her beauty, but when she rejected his attempts at seduction, he cursed her so that her prophecies would never be heard.

In her encounters with German Sign Language, the language of the non-hearing, Katja Erfurth explored this visual language more deeply in various residencies. In her constant exploration of body language and dance, it was a logical step for her to learn about the non-verbal communication level of sign language in its history and principles and to experience it physically.

Kassandra stands like no other figure as a symbol of not being heard. Inspired by this, Katja Erfurth combines her choreographic movement language with concrete and associative sign language for herself as a dancer and the ensemble AuditivVokal Dresden.

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Artistic Direction, Choreography and Dance: Katja Erfurth
Composition and Sign Choreography: Helmut Oehring
Musical Direction: Olaf Katzer
AuditivVocal Dresden: Marie Bieber, Julia Böhme, Sophia Hohenöcker, Katharina Salden, Sinah Seim-Olesch, Anne Stadler, Dorothea Wagner
Light: Ted Meier
Audio Feed Production: Torsten Ottersberg / STUDIO GOGH smp

Supported by the Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony and the City of Dresden, Office for Culture and Monument Protection. In cooperation with AuditivVokal Dresden.

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