la danse d‘amazon

a fulfillment circus

By Daniel Wetzel

Why does it seem easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of Amazon? How many tonnes of goods actually travel around the world every day? What is a data lake? Just what makes a web shop transform into a vampire? What does the circus and e-commerce have in common? Why do tables dance in Marx’s first volume of The Capital? What does a “fulfilment centre”, what does this “fulfilment” consist of? And what experiences do our performance artists make while working at amazon, somewhere in Europe? This piece is dedicated to the amazon associates worldwide. 
Tickets from October 2 at Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz 
With: Monsur Babalola (Psychologist, Associate at Amazon Fresh), Sebastian Herz (Zignify Global Product Sourcing), Laleshka Salas Salazar (performance artist), Basile Herrmann Philipe (performance artist), Gisela und Dietmar Winkler (Zirkusarchiv Winkler)
Direction: Daniel Wetzel
Dramaturgy: Aljoscha Begrich
Artistic direction conception phase: Jean Peters (Peng! Kollektiv)
Research: Linn Günther
Stage, costumes: Nicole Timm
Choreography: Venetsiana Kalampaliki
Video creation: Grit Schuster, Fine Freiberg
Light: David Scholz
Sound & video: Fine Freiberg
Graphic design: Valentin Wetzel
Technical director: David Scholz 
Artistic collaboration: Linn Günther, Luna Anogiáti
Artistic Collaboration stage design: Albertine Mietusch
Technical Collaboration: Louis Rixner
Internship costume design: Mats Binder, Jonas Roscher
Production management: Chloé Ferro, Steven Sander
Public relations: Alexandra Lauck
In co-production with Kampnagel Internationale Kulturfabrik.
In collaboration with Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz a.o.
Co-funded by the European Union. Funded by the Hauptstadtkulturfonds.
The symposium Flic Flac in Amazonien is supported with funds from the Schöpflin Stiftung.
la danse d‘amazon is part of ULYSSES European Odyssey (UEO) as "Berlin: Act II, Chapter VII".
ULYSSES European Odyssey (UEO) is an epic project from 2022-2024 across 18 cities in 16 countries, producing artistic responses in public spaces to social and cultural themes identified in the 18 episodes of James Joyce’s Ulysses. At the same time, a cycle of 18 public symposia will be held in each city to produce 309 questions (Ulysses, Ep. 17) towards creating a new arts and society manifesto for Europe. The project also has 30 artist residencies which will contribute to a new book, Europe-Ulysses, alongside 18 new writing commissions, one writer from each city.
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