Kai Er Eng
CAT BROCCOLI BED HAMMER
Starting from her own complicated work biography, Eng Kai Er explores personal and social meanings of work. She and the performers design elaborate experiments, stay faithful to timetables, and serve one another as professional playmates. But there is also a cat with very long whiskers, a broccoli, a bed made of money, and a hammer. And how does it all fit together? The rules of the games and the layouts of the experiments stay in the dark, while the performers trouble themselves over how society is organised around work.
During her residency at K3, Eng Kai Er mixed work, play, and rest. She spent time resting in the studio, led workshops and convened labs to play with others. Out of this process-oriented experimentation now arises an unpredictable choreography about a cat.
Choreography, Performance: Eng Kai Er | Co-Choreography, Performance: Michael Schnizler | Music, Performance: Hannah Scharrer | Costume: Ilona Klein | Consultation stage design: Christopher Dippert | Light: Doria Worden | Labs, Experiments: Daniella Preap, Thordis Meyer, Christopher Dippert | With special thanks to: Louise Lee, Laura Stellacci, Annika Ditzer
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|Price||15€ | 9€|
|Location||Kampnagel - P1|
Kai Er Eng
is a choreographer and performer from Singapore. In Singapore, she received support from The Substation’s Directors’ Lab, and was Associate Artist at TheatreWorks. She was also the founder and main responsible person for the experimental performance studio Make It Share It . In Giessen she studied MA Choreography and Performance at the Institute for Applied Theatre Studies. She is interested in sports, intimacy, and touch.
During the K3 residency (season 22/23), Eng Kai Er will work on her new production Fair Enough. Fair Enough is an attempt to engage with the notion of work. During the research process, Eng Kai Er will historically and autobiographically immerse in the topic. Real perspectives on work and consequences of work are explored and wishful thinking and playful approaches to the concept of work are imagined.
A production by Eng Kai Er and K3 | Tanzplan Hamburg.