Szene aus 17c vom New Yorker Big Dance Theater

Big Dance Theater


Duration 80 min

Sprache: English 

This genre-exploding troupe from New York City excavates the past so as to comprehend on the present. Their new performance “17c” rips open Samuel Pepys’s diaries, in which this 17th century man meticulously, and without censorship, notes his daily doings – from his infidelities, and perversions, to his dancing lessons and binge-shopping sprees. Was he a forerunner of our social-media culture as he carefully crafts his identity through his image? This intimate portrait is complemented by the voice of his contemporary, the writer Margaret Cavendish. In this way Big Dance Theater creates a savvy texture of music, dance, text and video.

Special: After the performance of Big Dance Theater the performer Paul Lazar will present his John Cage hommage Cage Shuffle at the foyer of Deutsches Theater. Admission is free, the capacity at the location is limited.

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  • Cast

    Concept & Artistic Direction

    Annie-B Parson

    Artistic Co-Direction

    Paul Lazar


    Annie-B Parson und die Kompanie


    Elizabeth DeMent, Cynthia Hopkins, Paul Lazar, Mikéah Jennings und Kourtney Rutherford

    Sound Design

    Tei Blow

    Set Design

    Joanne Howard

    Costume Design

    Oana Botez

    Wig Design and Construction

    David Bova

    Lighting Design

    Joe Levasseur

    Video Design

    Jeff Larson

    Associate Sound Design

    Eben Hoffer

    Associate Set Design

    Andreea Mincic

    Sound Engineering

    Tyler Kieffer

    Video Assistant and Operation

    Jorge Morales Picó

    Executive Productio

    Aaron Mattocks

    Production Management

    Carl Whipple

    Production Stage Management

    Ilana Khanin

    Set Construction

    Joseph Silovsky und Infinite Studios

    Costume Construction

    Talla Dia/Talla Design, Karen Boyer


    Big Dance Theater

    Company Management

    Sara Pereira da Silva

  • Credits

    Co-Commissioned by: FringeArts Philadelphia, Carolina Performing Arts / UNC Chapel Hill, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Old Vic London, The Yard Chilmark, Diane and Adam E. Max, Virginia and Timothy Millhiser, Starry Night Fund, Helen and Peter Haje, Heimbinder Family Foundation. Funded by: the Big Dance Theater Creation Circle, individual contributers committed to the development and support of the company’s newest works. Supported by: Howard Gilman Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, Doris Duke Performing Artist Awards program, the Emma A. Sheafer Charitable Trust, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation New York Theater Program, the W Trust, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Residency supported by: MacDowell Colony, AIRspace program at Abrons Arts Center.

    In cooperation with Deutsches Theater Berlin.

    Special thanks to Aaron Mattocks, producer and generative performer in the original cast of 17c; Anne Delaney and the Big Dance Theater board for their leadership; Chris Giarmo for helping us sing; and David R. White, Ben Pryor, Jay Wegman, and Craig T. Peterson, for providing homes for each stage of this process. Thanks to Brian Teare, Amber Reed, and Ted Zeiter for inspiration. Thanks to Molly Hickok for everything.

Price: 12€ / 18€ / 25€ / 30€ / 35€
Discount: 10€ / 12€ / 15€ / 20€ / 24€
Ticket information

Beginning of performance on Sun 26.8. delayed:
19:15 Doors Open

The beginning of the performance at Deutsches Theater will be delayed due to the extended running time at HAU1.

Past dates


Deutsche Theater Berlin
Schumannstr. 13, 10117 Berlin

The Deutsches Theater, the Kammerspiele and the Box all have wheelchair places. The events in the Saal are unfortunately not handicapped accessible. We request wheelchair users to notify us at least one day before their visit, particularly for performances in the Kammerspiele and the Box. Handicapped access to the venues is possible by means of ramps and the lift at the entrance to the Deutsches Theater. Our evening staff is available to help you. Handicapped accessible restroom facilities can be found in the foyer of the Deutsches Theater.