SOFT THINGS / Rose Beermann, Iva Sveshtarova

© Foto: Stefanie Kulisch | Gestaltung: Lisa Klinkenberg

In ‘Soft Things’, two bodies will explore the equation of softness and femininity and travel through different forms of being. Softness is both a highly symbolic quality and at the same time, a central dimension of corporeality – be it of human or non-human kind. Associated with formability, fragility and delicacy as body properties, but also with flexibility and submissiveness as characteristic traits, softness is very often thought to be an explicitly feminine attribute. In this performance, two bodies are going through a hard process to become soft things.
‘Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them.’

Premiere 10. Oktober 2019 | 20:30 Uhr | Uferstudios
Weitere Vorstellungen:
11. - 13. Oktober 2019 | 20:30 Uhr
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Concept, Realization and Performance: Rose Beermann, Iva Sveshtarova
Dramaturgy: Frauke Havemann
Stage and Costume: Anne Horny
Sound Design: Emilian Gatsov - Elbi
Lighting Design: Rosa Wernecke
Production: ehrliche arbeit – freelance office for culture
Public Relations: Jennifer Beck.

A production by Rose Beermann und Iva Sveshtarova. In collaboration with Uferstudios Berlin, TATWERK | Performative Forschung, Aula im Milchhof e.V. and the residency program schloss broellin e.V.. Funded by the Hauptstadtkulturfonds.

Rose Beermann studied Cultural Studies at Europa-Universität Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder) after which she finished a dance education. In October 2010 she joined the MA 'Choreography and Performance' at the Institute for Applied Theatre Studies in Giessen and completed the program successfully in March 2013. Since then, she works as freelance choreographer, director and dramaturg in Berlin. With different collaborators, she realized amongst others the following works: 'Show Me How' (2014), 'Strip naked, talk naked' (2014) and 'My Body is the Field for Tomorrow's Battles' (2016) which were shown in various German venues and at international festivals. Since October 2017 she works as teaching and research assistant for Prof. Dr. Bojana Kunst at the institute for Applied Theatre Studies in Giessen. Further information about her work you'll find at

Iva Sveshtarova is an artist and performer from Sofia. She recently completed MA programme “Choreography and Performance” at the Institute for Applied Theatre Studies in Gießen, Germany. From 2002 till 2006 she worked as a performer at Acto - Instituto de Arte Dramática, Portugal. In 2006 she was granted a scholarship for DanceWeb, Vienna. Sveshtarova is author of more than 10 performances created in collaboration with different artists and by her own (among them are: Perfectly pink, Made for Happiness, shamebox, Strip naked, talk naked, Show me how). Iva Sveshtarova is co-founder of Antistatic Festival for Contemporary Dance and Performancе in Sofia.