Concept & Choreography ronald berger
Dramaturgy Maxwell McCarthy
Artistic/Choreographic Consulting Ewa Dziarnowska
Music & Sound design Luka Aron
Light design Hanna Kritten Tangsoo
Stage design Yi-Ju Chou
Costumes Jo Ishii
Video documentation Ethan Folk
Production management Sasha Schlegel
Premiere 29.09.2022 Ballhaus Ost
. . in the dark, starry sky in the middle of the sea — still mirroring water — I cannot tell where the line is between sea and sky; looking into my own eyes, I see both reality and fantasy reflecting back at me . . . I have met several selves of mine: so I am never alone; I’m not only one thing, I’m not only my body. I am a question mark. »ANAL.IZANDO« exists within this ____?____ as a continuous transformation through non-binary figures — mythological, technological, corporal and non-corporal, — as projections of my utopian consciouses. Flowing through a constant state of becoming, it oscillates in an ecstasy of multi-layered selves. This solo performance outlines the complex and paradoxical endeavour of embracing a constant state of change, embracing reflection, shadow, ecstasy, and my question mark, while re-writing pleasure into the stories we tell about transformation and becoming.
ronald berger is a non-binary dancer and performer from Costa Rica based in Berlin. Their connection to nature and its performative qualities influenced ronald. The conflict between their sexuality and the strong catholic and chauvinist context of their natal country, inspires debates, analysis and questions regarding social behavior.
A production by ronald berger in cooperation with Ballhaus Ost. Funded by the Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media within the framework of NEUSTART KULTUR. With the support of Kulturinitiative Förderband gGmbH Theaterhaus Berlin Mitte.