Very happy to show the result of 18 intense months of research during the M.A SODA @HZT Berlin.

3rd and 4th December, 19h in STudio 14, @UferStudios Berlin.



Concept, choreography, performance: Pauline Payen
Performance and artistic accomplices: Jelena Alempijevic and Alice Chauchat
Dramaturgy/external eye: Katherine Evans and Siegmar Zacharias
Light and set design: Hanna Kritten Tangsoo
Performance coaching: Xica Lisboa

Mentors: Alice Chauchat and Siegmar Zacharias
Photo credit: Evgenia Chertvertkova


She once said to me:
“I often dream of the endless party. The one where everyone gets caught in a trance.
And you wonder if you are the only one who feels like leaving.
You know what I mean?
And the more you feel like leaving, the more it feels like a repetitive torture to stay.
Like… Marguerite with the devil!
Or eating bar-food for dinner.
The sensation of forced containment… to avoid getting kicked out of The Society.
Dancing like chewing gum. And singing like it’s the only thing to do.
There is an idiotic, dark cabaret.
And a cinematographic sliding diva.
A frame around conversations…
A word above the absence of sight.
And elevator music, gently whispering.”