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Tickets CHF 19.- / 26.- / 33.-
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Kulturlegi: 15.- (only at the box office)
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duration: 60 Min
Spoken languages: German and English
On 08.06. at 7 pm will be a workshop with Muhammed Kaltuk & Company MEK.
More info here.

Content Warning
In the piece “Raising Karen’s Children”, scenes are reproduced which can cause discomfort in people affected by racism, sexism, queerness or other forms of discrimination.

With stroboscopic effects


Raising Karen’s Children tells stories about trust, vulnerability, pain and resentment in the lives of the so-called ‘others’. In a dance piece with spoken word elements, the group reflects on how the stereotypical image of «Karen»* can be translated into a Swiss context.
To what extent is «Karen» a symptom of our system? And how is this figure intertwined with patriarchal, racist structures of our society and public?

Through movement, Company MEK shows different realities and biographies in different stages of life. Beginning with the innocence of childhood, a sudden external event disrupts the space and reveals its impact on personal and interpersonal relationships.

*If you don’t know Karen: Karen became a meme figure of the Black Movement in the U.S., expressing stereotypical, racist behaviors of white, privileged, middle-aged women. Google it – it’s worth it. You can find a brief definition here.


concept, artistic direction, choreograph: Muhammed Kaltuk & Cast
performers: Witthawat Tonja, Clément Klimbié Porquet, Sarafina Beck, Ikenna Nwaogu, Chloé Wanner, Mikki Monnin, Anna Chiedza Spörri, Elina Kim
assistance of artistic direction:  Anna Chiedza Spörri
spoken word: Fatima Moumouni, Anna Chiedza Spörri
dramaturgy: Ntando Cele
scenography: Kevin Peterhans, Anouk Urben (Kollektiv Cornetto)
costume: Gabriel Mareque, Thàmara Stampbach (Muud)
sound concept: Gabriel Mareque, Muhammed Kaltuk
music composition and production: Gabriel Mareque
light concept and technical direction: Lukas Marian Wiedmer
company management and production management: Fabienne Guldimann

supporters: Fachausschuss Tanz und Theater BS/BL, Kultur Stadt Bern, Kultur Kanton Bern, Binding Stiftung, Anne Marie Schindler Stiftung, Gemeinde Reinach

co-production between Dampfzentrale Bern und Kaserne Basel

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