On Saturday, June 29th, Ponderosa’s Tag der Offenen Tür 2019 will be happening, and you are very much welcome to come along, for free. Come to take a look, to have a chat, to eat some cake, and to get answers to any questions you might have. All you need to do is get yourself to Stolzenhagen, which is easy.
But that’s not all — we also wanted to give you the chance to really get to know the place, and so there is also the possibility to come out and spend the whole weekend here, including attending performances by Kathleen Hermesdorf and Christine Bonansea (in QUEENS/Rising), Peter Pleyer, Stephanie Maher, and more, along with further performances, a weekend party, all meals, and of course the open day itself.
And that’s still not all — we also wanted to let you know about some other one-off events that will be coming our way this summer, including special performances, concerts, events, and other uncategorisable occurrences. All of these events have special prices available to Ponderosa members, but all are welcome to come along.
So, the details of all these three — the Tag der Offenen Tür, the surrounding weekend, and the upcoming special events this summer — are all given below, in three parts.
Tag der Offenen Tür: practical details
The Tag der Offenen Tür will happen on 29. June. If you are coming out just for the day, then we will be here and ready to welcome you from around noon until around 6pm. You are very much welcome to come along, absolutely free. You can come by public bus, by Rufbus, or any of the other options outlined on our page about how to get here. And if you’re coming, please send an email to let us know.
Tag der Offenen Tür: come for a full weekend!
We‘d love if you would like to come out for the open day. But that’s not all — we also wanted to give you the chance to really get to know the place, and so there is also the possibility to come out and spend the whole weekend here, including attending performances by Kathleen Hermesdorf, Christine Bonansea, Peter Pleyer, Stephanie Maher, and more, along with a weekend party, nice cakes, all meals, and of course the open day itself.
This is all available at a very, very, very reduced price for Ponderosa’s members — we’d be thrilled if you would come out and spend some time here. And again, if you’re coming, please send an email to let us know.
Here are the specifics:
Cool bags — only for members!
And if you come out for the weekend, you will be able to see a rare full performance of QUEENS / Rising, a collaborative work featuring Christine Bonansea, Kathleen Hermesdorf, Yuko Kaseki, and Nadja Haas. They describe it like this:
“The body is not a thing, it's a situation: it's our grasp on the world and our sketch of our project.” — Simone de Beauvoir.
QUEENS is a poetic discovery. The audience is witnesses to a perspective of the contemporary female body. QUEENS is an artist collective: performers Nadja Haas, Christine Bonansea, Kathleen Hermesdorf, Yuko Kaseki, sound artist Superhand, costume designer Isabel Vollrath and sculptor Maurice Brown.
The event will also feature excerpts of Trident by Peter Pleyer.
Images from QUEENS / Rising as presented at Tatwerk Berlin
Other upcoming special events throughout the summer
We also want to let you know about a few upcoming shorter events that everyone can come along to, if you’d like a quick trip out to the countryside. All of these events have special prices available to Ponderosa members, but all are welcome to come along. We’re looking forward to being able to welcome you to Stolzenhagen at any of these events. More details about these and other events will be getting added soon — make sure to check back, and also to follow us in all the usual places to stay up-to-date. And if you would like to come along to any of these events, make sure to send us an email to let us know — it makes everything easier for everyone that way. Thanks!
11. July: FAKE Company performance
12. July: Ponderosa Performance Marathon, featuring the Tipping Utopia 70 seconds of LOVE and RAGE sessions
16. July: One-off special demonstration-participatory-jam-event with Karen Nelson
2.–4. August: Tipping Utopia Un-conference
17.–18. August: Object Jam and Concerts
24.–25. August: Performance Journeys weekend
And remember — more details about these and other events will be getting added soon — make sure to check back, and also to follow us in all the usual places to stay up-to-date.
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