100 Years of Bauhaus Bauhaus Club 2.019: Hyper.Culture
A Bauhaus festival for the 21st century: American choreographer Trajal Harrell, Mykki Blanco, FAKA, Aïsha Devi feat. Tianzhuo Chen and numerous other artists from various parts of the world celebrate the aesthetic and cultural plurality of the present. Party, performance and a multitude of forms of transitory social sculpture.
The Bauhaus Club 2.019: Hyper.Culture reflects the tradition of the early Bauhaus festivals, where architects, performing artists, theatre makers and visionaries came together to meet in creative exchange. In addition to concerts by the Bauhaus Band, these events in particular also included elements of the performing arts (dance, puppet theatre, sketches, etc.).
The interdisciplinary approach of the Bauhaus festivals is expressed in the Germany première of the performative installation, "Hoochie Koochie X Bauhaus", by the American choreographer and dancer Trajal Harrell. Harrell's perspective as a choreographer always connects with elements of fashion, music and the performing arts. With "Hoochie Koochie X Bauhaus" the choreographical fragments happening simultaneously in different spaces also reflect a series of different dance forms: From Japanese Butoh dance, post-modern and modern dance, classic Greek dance, erotic dance, through to the Voguing culture of the New York underground of the 60s. While concerts and performances are held in the lower part of the Academy of the Arts, Harrell works with his dancers on the top floor. As a performative installation "Hoochie Koochie × Bauhaus" goes on and on into the early hours of the morning. The music programme also presents itself in a polymorphic way:
As a queer icon performance artist, Mykki Blanco has radically turned hip-hop signs on their heads. As part of "Bauhaus 2.019: Hyper.Culture" the enfant terrible of queer pop culture now presents a show he has developed for this Bauhaus festival, with which he performs new and unreleased songs for the first time and presents a new Bauhaus manifesto for the 21st century! "Light Luxury", a collaboration by Geneva artist Aisha Devi and performing artist Tianzhuo Chen based in Shanghai and Beijing, is presented as a hybrid of concert and performance. Inspired by the design language of the early Bauhaus parties, the Chinese artist has developed a light sculpture and new video work as part of "Light Luxury". FAKA from Johannesburg have also developed a special performance for the night with musical and performative elements that examine the Bauhaus ideas from a South African perspective. The night will be rung in by DJ Bigger, who accompanied FAKA last year on their Europe tour, and in his set presents the South African underground club sound of Gqom. And finally DJ Haram residing in the USA with roots in the Middle East gets the Academy of the Arts' clubrooms vibrating into the early hours. Bauhaus Club 2.019
Hyper.Culture – come and celebrate with us!
21 Uhr Aisha Devi feat. Tianzhuo Chen "Light Luxury"
22 Uhr Trajal Harell Ensemble: "Hoochie Koochie × Bauhaus"
Premiere in Germany
Choreography: Trajal Harrell
Commissioned by Barbican Centre Visual Art Gallery, London, 2017
Performative Interventionen von Tara Pandeya, Corey Scott-Gilbert, Torsten Blume & Asuka Kawabata
"Graphic Plastic Cosmic – Pantomime in Glass"
23 Uhr Mykki Blanco × Bauhaus
Bauhaus costumes: Susanne Stehle
0 Uhr DJ Bigger
1 Uhr FAKA „The Bauhaus of FAKA"
2 Uhr DJ HARAM
Curated by Tobias Staab, Light: Michael Singer
A production by 100 Jahre bauhaus. Das Eröffnungsfestival, Aïsha Devi feat. Tianzhuo Chen in cooperation with the Schauspielhaus Bochum. The open stage presentation is supported by the Goethe institute Tokyo.