Mothers of Steel
During a meditative crying marathon that lasts almost an hour, two futuristic female characters question the mechanisms that turn personal emotions into political phenomena. Agata Siniarska and Mădălina Dan embody two Artificial Emotional Intelligence robots that weep while they watch a series of iconic moments in the history of their lost homelands, Poland and Romania respectively. In a choreography that uses video and large sheets of paper – simultaneously protest signs and drying laundry – their tears of weakness become an act of political power.
• Mădălina Dan is a Romanian dancer, choreographer, and dramaturg. Agata Siniarska lives and works in Berlin, focuses on performance, video and text, and co-founded the intersectional art collective ‘female trouble’. This duo is appearing in the Kaaitheater programme for the first time, at the invitation of Europalia Romania.
concept and performance Mădălina Dan, Agata Siniarska | dramaturgical assistance Mila Pavicevic, Siegmar Zacharias | sound, video, graphic design Diego Agulló | production Art Stations Foundation by Grażyna Kulczyk | co-production Konfrontacje Teatralne, Fabrik Potsdam, Alfred ve Dvore