BEING PINK AIN’T EASY

Joana Tischkau
Dance & Performance
© Dorothea Tuch 
Joana
Tischkau

studied dance and acting at Coventry University in the UK as well as choreography and performance at the Institute of Applied Theatre Studies in Gießen.

Her artistic practice is a hybrid mix, which contrasts the writings of bell hooks with beatboxing, creates a fitness workout from white movement material and pays homage to Roberto Blanco as the king of Black German entertainment culture. Her MA diploma PLAYBACK reproduced the Mini Playback Show hosted by Marijke Amado and serves as the conceptual basis for BEING PINK AIN’T EASY.

Joana Tischkau
Wed11./
Thu12. 
Nov
19.30 /
TQW Halle G

+++ Performance cancelled +++

Gangstas, Pimps und Hoes: The US rap world is imbued with images of exaggerated masculinity. When Black artists such as Cam’ron and Kanye West launched a fashion trend of pink plush, fur and velour in the early 2000s, they proved that even Barbie’s favorite color could not damage their image of heterosexual hypermasculinity. Joana Tischkau draws on this occasion to reveal the fragility of social constructions such as race and gender: To what extent are bodies of the “other” used to consolidate the structural power of white Cis masculinity?

Pink people wanna know if other pink people like hip-hop
How can it still be hip-hop?
That’s like asking, if Black people like
Dirty Harry
Is he still Clint Eastwood?
— Greg Tate

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Credits

Concept, choreography
Joana Tischkau
Performance
Rudi Natterer 
Dramaturgical and artistic assistance
Nuray Demir, Elisabeth Hampe
Sound design
Frieder Blume 
Stage design
Inga Danysz 
Light
Juri Rendler
Costume
Nadine Bakota
Production management
Lisa Gehring
A production by Joana Tischkau in coproduction with Sophiensäle, Münchner Kammerspiele and Künstlerhaus Mousonturm as part of the Tanzplattform Rhein-Main. Tanzplattform Rhein-Main, a project of Künstlerhaus Mousonturm and the Hessisches Staatsballett, is made possible by the Kulturfonds Frankfurt RheinMain and supported by the Kulturamt der Stadt Frankfurt am Main, the The Hessen State Ministry for Higher Education, Research and the Arts and the Stiftungsallianz (Aventis Foundation, BHF BANK Stiftung, Crespo Foundation, Dr. Marschner-Stiftung, Stiftung Polytechnische Gesellschaft Frankfurt am Main). Supported by the Cultural Office of the City of Frankfurt. Supported by the NATIONALE PERFORMANCE NETZ Koproduktionsförderung Tanz, supported by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.
Joana
Tischkau

studied dance and acting at Coventry University in the UK as well as choreography and performance at the Institute of Applied Theatre Studies in Gießen.

Her artistic practice is a hybrid mix, which contrasts the writings of bell hooks with beatboxing, creates a fitness workout from white movement material and pays homage to Roberto Blanco as the king of Black German entertainment culture. Her MA diploma PLAYBACK reproduced the Mini Playback Show hosted by Marijke Amado and serves as the conceptual basis for BEING PINK AIN’T EASY.

 
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