Dein Oxy (2022)
I am a mother. I am not a mother. I am breastfeeding. I am silent. I am loud. And there are breasts flying around in our universe. And the question of when my existence fulfils its true purpose. Does this have something to do with origins? With seed-giving god worshippers or rather something to do with my optimised smartphone thumb? You make me feel like a natural … dinosaur?! In a casually tender and approachable evening of music theatre between contemporary chamber music and fragile choir, the 13-member team around singer Lisa Florentine Schmalz negotiates the question of who decides what roles people take on in society as (non-)mothers and what this really has to do with hunters and gatherers. What influence does the bonding hormone oxytocin have on our bodies and our togetherness? Does this impressive chemical compound guide our behaviour? Or is it we who control the hormones? Whether with a classical singing voice or sprawling monologues, whether at the piano or with synthesizers – nature and culture, biology and social conditioning: These apparent opposites are put to the test by the four performers. DEIN OXY works on impulses from science and the feminist canon as a well-oiled stage molecule factory. One thing can be revealed in advance: Whether with or without breasts – cuddling helps your oxytocin and society!
By a team around Lisa Florentine Schmalz
from and with: Lisa Florentine Schmalz, Kerstin Steeb, Cymin Samawatie, Pauline Jacob, Sina Dotzert, Lisa Heinrici, Mona Matbou-Riahi, Marie Gimpel, Hanna Naske, Filomena Krause, Martha Luise Schmalz, Georg Conrad und Leonora Scheib
Supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste, Behörde für Kultur und Medien Hamburg, Hamburgische Kulturstiftung, Claussen-Simon-Stiftung und Mariann Steegmann Foundation
Link to teaser HERE