Events in Summer Semester 2001

Workshop "Tongue – Smell – Color"

Brenda Dixon-Gottschild and Hellmut Gottschild

July, 2001

Brenda Dixon-Gottschild and Hellmut Gottschild presented their two-person performance "Tongue – Smell – Color" in which relations and conflicts between people of different origins and skin colors are thematized. In this piece, which combines elements of theatre, dance, and historical research, the actors use their bodies as metaphors in order to show taboos and borders as well as possibilities for encounters between "black" and "white." Their entertaining, sensual, funny, and provocative play also included the audience by posing questions about skin color, national belonging, guilt and memory.