Don't recognize me (2014)

A Hanna Hegenscheidt production

Premiere: March 27th, 2014 Uferstudios Berlin
August 27th - 29th, 2016, Tanznacht Berlin, funded by Hauptstadtkulturfond
September 18th and 19th, 2015, Explore Festival, Bukarest, funded by NPN
February 13th and 14th, 2015, Something Raw festival, Amsterdam, funded by NPN

Concept: Ulrich Huhn/Hanna Hegenscheidt
Direction: Hanna Hegenscheidt
By and with: Lisa Densem, Grayson Milwood, Anna- Luise Recke, Laurie Young
Dramaturgy: Ulrich Huhn
Lights: Benjamin Schälicke
Stage and Costumes: All
Sound: TITO
Collaborators: Moritz Nitsche, Franziska Schrage, Stephan Weiland
Presse: Björn & Björn

Funded by the Hauptstadtkulturfonds

Based on the Hollywood film "Imitation of life" by Douglas Sirk Hanna Hegenscheidt' s new production "Don't recognize me" explores the genre melodrama more fully. In this postwar movie Sirk takes a critical look at the "american way of life". With his ambiguous and controverse directing style he depicts relationships between mothers and daughters, friendships between black and white women and tensions between men and career-oriented women.
Together with four performers Hegenscheidt dissects the semiotic system of the film, fragments the spoken and the physical script and reconfigures it. The glamorous on-screen epos turns into a minimalist on-stage experiment, about
relations and the interplay of choreography and narrational meaning.