Note: We have secured 20 tickets each to 3 of hottest shows at SummerWorks..Aug 8-18th. Every year this juried festival sell out, and will be profiled in NOW and Globe/Mail next week. All tickets are $15/per show. Code when ordering is MEETUP (either online or via phone). summerworks.ca and/or[masked]
from Berlin and not to be missed. Hosted by the German Consultate (and includes a glass of wine)
A PERFORMANCE TRILOGY ON BODIES SHAPED BY WEAPONS
A NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE FROM BERLIN
v 1. to protect 2. to defend 3. to guard
n pl 4. rifleman 5. gunmen 6. shooters
What is the identity of a nation, and at what cost should that identity be preserved?
The word “Schützen” in German has an etymological double meaning. On one hand it means someone who shoots. On the other, it means to shield, protect or prevent.
In Schützen, Danish performance artist, Cecilie Ullerup Schmidt, examines modern-day war practices based on her own physical research done with American drone pilots in Nevada, Israeli Army troops in Tel Aviv and on a shooting range in Berlin. Schützen investigates the human ability to kill and to ask others to kill, exploring how these practices affect the body, and the physical and psychological consequences.
SummerWorks is proud to present the North American premiere of this elegant and poignant work, which premiered at the Sophiensæle in Berlin...and received rave reviews in press.