Bern’s authorities have shut down all theatre, dance, performance, music and club venues. Dampfzentrale will therefore be closed until  further notice. Some events are taking place online.

«ABSENT BODIES» is an unrelenting and intimate theatre piece between a white male body and a female voice. The voice is a representation of the views of people of colour, critiquing the white body’s inherent entitlement and privileges, thereby stripping it of the power of its invisibility. The body on stage becomes the object of a black, rebellious, female gaze and confronts the audience members with their own patterns of perception, expectations and prejudices.

Künstlerische Co-Leitung: Choreografie Chris Leuenberger. Künstlerische Co-Leitung: Text Fatin Abbas. Performance: Matthew Rogers, Living Smile Vidya. Mentoring: Sally De Kunst. Dramaturgie: Marcel Schwald. Outside Eyes / Spezialistinnen: Pascale Altenburger, Serena Dankwa, Lea Martini, Monika Truong, Living Smile Vidya. Interview Partner*innen: JiHae Ko, Marcelo Kuna, Diego Mud, Sandeep TK, René Agbor, Christi Dufour. Sound Design, Text Aufzeichnung: Thomas Jeker. Licht Design: Daniel Tschanz. Stimme: Fatin Abbas. Grafik, Fotografie: Silvia Rohrbach. Video Aufzeichnung: Kai Wido Meyer. Kontakt/Management: Sabine Jud.Eine Produktion von Abbas / Leuenberger in Koproduktion mit der Dampfzentrale Bern.

Mit Unterstützung durch das Schloss Bröllin, Lo Studio Bellinzona, Kultur Stadt Bern, SWISSLOS/Kultur Kanton Bern, Burgergemeinde Bern, Bürgi-Willert-Stiftung, Schweizerische Interpretenstiftung, Netcetera, Gesellschaft zu Ober-Gerwern, Gesellschaft zu Zimmerleuten.

Fotocredits: Peter van Heesen