Kisses from Snail

Premiere on May 5 at the Theatermuseum Düsseldorf
Further performances:
5/6 Theatermuseum Düsseldorf
23./24./25.5.  Maschinenhaus Essen

1. & 2./12. 2023 at FWT Köln

“I have to be a mom because my mom is a mom to change the system so that I don’t just take care of myself so that I take care of something to win the competition just because nature wants it.”

KISSES FROM SNAIL is a utopian play with life concepts and an attempt to reformulate ideas of kinship and family. In this performance, the symbolic functions of father, mother and child are playfully redistributed again and again and detached from the anatomical body. The three performers move on stage in a space filled with images of family from a Christian occidental culture, in which, on the other hand, new forms of kinship claim their place. How can the images and expectations of society, of the state, of religious conventions be reconciled with their own? A play full of relish and a plea for a new view of family emerges on stage. Three dancers, three biographies, one fiction.

KISSES FROM SNAIL is the second part of a trilogy in which waltraud900 deals with female role models and illuminates them from a feminist, intercultural perspective, starting with the grandmothers of the artists at the beginning of the 20th century and ending with the daughters who will raise their voices in the future.


Concept and idea: waltraud900
On stage: Javier Ferrer Machin, Phaedra Pisimisi, Camila Scholtbach
Choreography: Phaedra Pisimisi
Direction: Bianca Künzel
Stage and costume: Ria Papadopoulou
Sound design : Niovi Kitsiou
dramaturgy: Dorle Trachternach
Lighting design: Eckehard Merholz
Production management: Katrin Wiesemann
Assistant director: Joline Steinhauer

Theatermuseum Düsseldorf, Maschinenhaus Essen,
kom!ma – Verein für Frauenkommunikation e.V.

With the voices of: Lydia Ackermann, Raphael Arvanitakis, Emilia de Fries, Garoé Ferrer, Max Hanka, Joaquim Hatrmann, Lova Hartmann, Jette Kalinski, Lia Laubeck, Benjamin Löer, Monisha Moreau, Cristina Sánchez, Reinhild Maria Schneider, Alejandro Scholtbach, Maya Seuken, Merlin Seuken, Charly Sondermann

Supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media within the framework of NEUSTART KULTUR, Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, NRW Landesbüro Freie Darstellende Künste and the Cultural Office of the City of Düsseldorf.