Durational Performance/Video Installation

Terrestrial Transit

Cranky Bodies a/company

Terrestrial Transit

The performance runs from 6 - 9 pm.
Entrance is possible at any time.
The duration of your stay can be freely determined.


In the form of a choreographic hike away from representative theater spaces, the interdisciplinary project “Terrestrial Transit” explores the critical potential of improvisational practice. In view of the rise of right-wing authoritarian politics and against the background of political protests, especially in Hungary and Poland, the ensemble is testing alternative modes of participation and cooperation, exchange and storytelling.

This work forms the conclusion of a journey that began in the Sophiensaele via the Brandenburg residential town of Ponderosa via Szczecin to the Polish Baltic Sea, accompanied by the filmmaker Stella Horta. In an installation and durational setting, dance improvisation, video, sound, autobiographical memories and historical events flow into one another, opening up questions about the potential of improvisational practice, participation and resistance.

Artistic direction: Peter Pleyer, Michiel Keuper
Production management: Paul Trzeciok
Production assistance: Agnė Auželytė
Costume, stage design, photo: Michiel Keuper
Costume assistance: Juliane Längin
Costume intern: Miłosz Jon
Film: Stella Horta
Sound/Music: Marc Lohr
Light: Joanna Leśnierowska
Dance: Alexandra Borys, Anna Nowicka (film), Alistair Watts (film), Asaf Aharonson, Bjørn Ivan Ekemark/Ivanka Tramp, Caroline Neill Alexander, Eszter Gál, Ka Rustler (film), Márcio Kerber Canabarro, Marysia Stokłosa, Mor Demer, Oliver Connew, Peter Pleyer
Guests: (Szczecin) Bartek Mikuła, Katarzyna Sitarz
Dramaturgy/Outside Eye: Jette Büchsenschütz, Kirsten Maar

A production by Cranky Bodies a/company in coproduction with DOCKART.
Funded by Berliner Senat für Kultur und Gesellschaftlichen Zusammenhalt, Hauptstadtkulturfonds with the support of SOPHIENSÆLE and Muzeum Susch and by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media within the program NEUSTART KULTUR.

Many thanks to Ponderosa, Teatr Kana (Szczecin) and TRAFO Center for Contemporary Art (Szczecin).