Delle Miss e dei misteri (Misses and Mysteries)
Idea, choreography and written by: Antonia Baehr and Valérie Castan
Voice and Italian translation: Chiara Gallerani
Performance, choreography and costumes: William Wheeler
Music: Andrea Neumann
Technical direction and lighting design: Rima Ben Brahim
Sound: Ian Douglas-Moore
Proofreading: Reynalde Nicolin, Valérie Deronzier
Internship: Lois Bartel, Guy Marsan
Thank you to: Chantal Akerman, Antoine Doinel, Sabine Macher, Delphine Seyrig, Christophe Wavelet
Administration: Alexandra Wellensiek
Coproduction: Kampnagel (Hamburg), Buda Kunstencentrum (Kortrijk), PACT Zollverein (Essen), Theater Freiburg (Freiburg), Festival Uzès Danse (Uzes), NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ (NPN) Coproduction Fund and International Guest Performance Fund for Dance which is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media on the basis of a decision by the German Bundestag.
Supported by: Berliner Senatskanzlei für kulturelle Angelegenheiten, Ausland / Berlin in the frame of the residence program, Artists in Residence program at fabrik Potsdam.
The audio description for the blind of an imaginary show is accompanied by live music by Andrea Neumann, while on stage the performer William Wheeler plays the characters and the choreographies, creating continuous short circuits of meaning with the description. A radio fiction, a choreographic performance, an avant-garde cabaret: Misses and Mysteries flees from any unambiguous definition. Disguises, impossible loves, cannibalism, fetishism, animism, and much more, in a performance inspired by the short film The Girl Chewing Gum (1976) by John Smith, Swan lake in the version by Marius Petipa (1895) and the cabaret of Valeska Gert.