"I am giving birth to my mother..."


This is how the narrative of choreographer and dancer Eva Borrmann begins, who approaches the image of the mother in a solo performance. She reconstructs formative dance experiences with her own mother, who devoted herself to flamenco for years. Thus the drawing of the graceful flamenco dancer is omnipresent in Borrmann's performance and at the same time forms an image of woman that searches for its present position.

"Retrospectively, I feel my mother and flamenco as strongly formative - a passionate, strong and loud image of women opens up to me. Only where has this strong and inspiring image disappeared to over the years?"

Eva Borrmann's performative narrative is unsparing in this respect, oscillating between wistful turns to the past and crystal-clear observations of catastrophic family events. In sixty minutes, a past weekend in the family circle is constructed that resonates to this day. Reflections, dance ecstasy and fantasy become a burning declaration of love for one's own biography - a struggle between nostalgia and the present.

In this performance, dance and text merge to form an evening of theatre that transcends genres and is created in close collaboration with Urs Humpenöder.


Concept/Choreografie/Performance: Eva Borrmann

Text/Dramaturgie: Urs Humpenöder

Voice: Lucia Schulz

Stage Design/Costume: Daina Kasperowitsch

Music: Wolfgang Eckert

Dramaturgie: André Studt

Outside Eye: Hannes Köpke, Meike Hess

Production Management: Julia Opitz

Creative Producer: Dirk Förster

Assistenz: Lina Hartmann

Photos: Annika Hammer

+ Team Tafelhalle


Duration: 60 min.

Venue: Tafelhalle Nürnberg, Schwere Reiter München, tanzfaktur Köln (tanz.tausch), LOFFT - DAS THEATER, E-Werk Freiburg, 39. Bayerische Theatertage

Premiere: 24. November 2022


Dieses Projekt wird ermöglicht durch den Bayerischen Landesverband für zeitgenössischen Tanz (BLZT) aus Mitteln des Bayerischen Staatsministeriums für Wissenschaft und Kunst, Stadt Nürnberg, Tanzzentrale der Region Nürnberg/Fürth e. V., TANZ_TAUSCH_NETZWERK und der Tanztendenz München e.V., Sparkassen Kulturstiftung.
Diese Produktion ist eine Kooperation mit der Tafelhalle Nürnberg im Rahmen der Impulsförderung der Stadt Nürnberg.