We die alone. We bury together.

This participatory performance that explores the political and theatrical nature of the funeral ritual and deconstructs its settled mechanism. It is a ritual for which it is impossible to be fully prepared, but during this rehearsal any last wish can be fulfilled.

The audience is invited to join the scripted burial ceremony, turn on their common memory of the ritual and bring in their differences of cultures and societies. To rehearse, to
deconstruct, to discuss they will have the conflicted Russian body of the performer whose last wish is to do no more harm and become peaceful compost.

In English

Please note that there are only a very limited number of seats available per performance. There are two separate performances on February 17,  at 5pm and at 8pm.

Natasha Borenko is a Siberian-born fluid theater maker and queer feminist migrant artist who sees participatory art as a tool to deconstruct the system and rehearse the change.

  • Sat, February 17, 2024 | 5pmMain Stage
  • with 1 additional performance until Feb 17th

Natasha Borenko & Co.

Direction, Text and Performance by Natasha Borenko (Russia) | Dramaturgy, Text and Performance by Lidiia Golovanova (Russia) | Artistic Collaboration by Lena Neuburger (Austria) | Sound and Music by Ray Schneider / Discount (Germany) | Stage Design by Ksenia Peretrukhina (Russia, Finland) | Lighting Design by Ann Slote (USA) | Costume Design by Martha Lange (Germany) and Stephanie Zurstegge (Germany) | Sound Engineering by Tamara Bokolishvili (Siberia) and Antto Logy (Chile) / SoundSysters | Artistic Production Management by Kim Walz (Germany)

A production by Natasha Borenko in cooperation with Ballhaus Ost. Supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media within the program NEUSTART KULTUR.