What does it mean to get involved with a person whose basic conditions are completely different from one’s own?
With SCORES THAT SHAPED OUR FRIENDSHIP, Lucy Wilke and Paweł Duduś explore and celebrate their friendship as a delicate dance of touch. Accompanied by Kim_Twiddle‘s eclectic soundtrack they delve into the analysis of attributions. Amidst a backdrop of mattresses, they interact with each other through curious and non-judgmental gestures, unraveling a landscape of tensions and contradictions.
Through seven concise chapters, they challenge societal norms while also dismantling their own physical boundaries. Wilke, born with spinal muscular atrophy, is often perceived as disabled, while Duduś is a queer dancer with flamboyant, chipped nail polish. Together, they expose themselves to the public gaze, countering voyeurism with an unwavering intimacy. Playfully confronting supposed dichotomies imposed by the normative gaze—such as man/woman, predator/victim, active/passive—they meld into a singular entity, exploring various images and defying narratives of dependence and victimhood. This cocktail of personalities offers the audience a glimpse of utopia – a vision of human interactions that prioritize tenderness, honesty and a dedication to authentically relate to one another.
Lucy Wilke is a highly skilled artist who possesses a wide range of talents in various creative domains, including singing, acting, dancing, writing, and directing. She is an accomplished screenwriter and has successfully staged short films and plays. Wilke received her education at the renowned International Munich Art Lab and frequently embarks on extensive tours across Germany with her band, BLIND AND LAME.
In 2020, Wilke joined forces with Paweł Duduś to produce SCORES THAT SHAPED OUR FRIENDSHIP. This captivating performance took place at Schwere Reiter and the Münchner Kammerspiele, earning them the prestigious DER FAUST award for the best dance performance of the year. This outstanding achievement also granted them an invitation to Berliner Theatertreffen. Since the autumn of 2020, Wilke has been a highly regarded member of the ensemble at Münchner Kammerspiele.
Paweł Duduś aka PÁW MÈOW aka CHILL was born on a sunny day in August 1989 in Poland. Chill identifies as queer-non binary-feminist whose artistic expression relies on multi-faceted experiences in dance, theatre and performance art. Living and working in many different places informed Pawels socio-political sensitivity and shape their artistic expression up until today. Chill is very engaged with the topic of sexuality and in early 2022 finished a degree in Sexological Bodywork and Somatic Sex Education.
Central to Chill‘s work are the correlation between sexual expression and identity as much as the search for ways to break free from the constricting social norms and the desire to expand the potential for playful human interactions in an intimate setting. Over the past few years Chill has been exploring their love for botany and focused on developing intimate relationship with own house plants. In 2021 Pawel received an art practice research grant to explore plant aphrodisiacs. The ongoing research focuses on finding tools and body based practices that support the development of a greater sensitivity for plants and contribute to the process of reclaiming the connection with the plant world. Pàw Méow is also an erotic dancer for plants.
Since 2020, Paweł Duduś has been co-founder of “SKINSHIP – a touch based place for kinship” based on an idea by Melanie Bonajo – an artistic and activist safe(er) space for queer, trans, non binary, intersex, agender/gender fluid and femme bodies. They offer workshops on intimacy, touch, consent and erotic embodiment. Between 2020 and 2022, Paweł worked on the development of the film “When the body said Yes” by Melanie Bonajo, commissioned for the Biennale Arte 2022
Stoa, Turunlinnantie 1, 00900 Helsinki
Soup Talk 08.11. klo 12
17,50 € / 33,50 €
Please note: The performance is a Relaxed Performance. Relaxed Performances welcome all visitors for whom sitting still for long periods of time in the theater is a barrier. Noises and movements from the audience are welcome. Visitors can leave and return to the auditorium at any time.
The audience is seated on pillows and furs as well as platforms of different heights, surrounding the performance area. There will be as well space for wheelchairs. The choreography works with intimate and tiny movements of the hands and facial features. Audience is seated in close contact to the performance area, to create the feeling of being comfortable together in one room.
Idea & Concept: Lucy Wilke & Paweł Duduś
Performance: Lucy Wilke, Paweł Duduś & Kim Ramona Ranalter
E-Composition & Live-Music: Kim Ramona Ranalter
Stage Design: Theresa Scheitzen Hammer, Alexander Wilke
Light Design: Barbara Westernach
Technical direction: Iris Rohr
Outside Eye: Tamara Pietsch, David Bloom
Artistic production management: Rat & Tat Kulturbüro
Tour-Management: Kira Koplin
Funded by: the Cultural Department of the City of Munich. This project is made possible by the Bavarian State Association for Contemporary Dance (BLZT) with funds from the Bavarian State Ministry for Science and the Arts, the district of Upper Bavaria and the Cultural Foundation of the Stadtsparkasse München. This production is supported by Tanztendenz München e.V.
Photo: Jean-Marc Turmes
Visit in collaboration: Stoa
Visit supported by: Goethe-Institut Finnland and German Federal Foreign Office, Supported by the NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ International Guest Performance Fund for Dance, which is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, Polish embassy