Bern’s authorities shut down all theatre, dance, performance, music and club venues. Dampfzentrale will therefore be closed until December 7th. All performances, concerts and events are cancelled.
soft is the frayed edge on cut-off jeans
soft is dark
soft is the fluff on my upper lip
soft is a network of veins that runs beneath the surface of my face
soft is a breath on my neck
«SOFT TISSUE» is an odyssey along worn-out erogenous zones that negotiate political territories, both publicly and intimately. In their first full-length production, Moschini/Popall explore the boundaries of sexual violence in the field of conflict between eroticisation and taboo.
Together with soft, a figure that colonises the sensual world of both artists, they wander through bonded tissue and raise questions about lust, vulnerability and the motivations of perpetrators. The audience is invited to become the witness to their words and gestures.
«A LOVERS’ BATH», a performance created for the BONE Performance Art Festival 2016, was born from the collaboration between Natascha Moschini and Marie Popall, aka the performance duo Moschini/Popall. They developed their second work «VOLCANO» for the short piece platform Inkubator ’18 at Fabriktheater of Rote Fabrik Zurich and as part of trial & error, Dampfzentrale Bern’s platform for bold choreography. «SOFT TISSUE» is their first full-length work that has been wowing audiences at venues throughout Switzerland.
Since the 2020 season, the performer Natascha Moschini has been Associated Artists of Dampfzentrale Bern.
Konzept, Performance: Natascha Moschini & Marie Popall
Bühne: Lilli Unger
Dramaturgie: Thomas Schaupp
Sound: Zooey Agro
Produktionsleitung: Kathrin Walde
Eine Koproduktion von Dampfzentrale Bern, ROXY Birsfelden, Fabriktheater Rote Fabrik Zürich, Südpol Luzern.
Das Projekt wird begleitet von Danse & Dramaturgie, einem Programm initiiert von Théâtre Sévelin 36, in Zusammenarbeit mit der Dampfzentrale Bern, Tanzhaus Zürich, TU-Théâtre de l’Usine, ROXY Birsfelden.
Mit Unterstützung von Pro Helvetia und SSA Société Suisse des Auteurs.
Gefördert durch Fachausschuss Tanz und Theater BS/BL, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Kultur Stadt Bern, Burgergemeinde Bern, Schweizerische Interpretengesellschaft SIS, Swisslos Kanton Bern.
Fotocredits: Philip Frowein