Composition and production of the soundtrack for the solo dance performance „Petra“ by Berit Einemo Frøysland at Dock 11, Berlin (7.-9.2.2020)
Petra is a solo dance piece on Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s Die bitteren Tränen der Petra von Kant (1972). The film is a triangle melodrama about a successful fashion designer’s tragic love affair with her younger model and protégée, Karin, under the constant observation of her dutiful and servile assistant, Marlene. The solo deals with the nar rative of the figure of Petra von Kant: a peculiar and complex personage from the Fassbinder universe, formed through the embodiment of poses and gestures from Hollywood stars, Greek nymphs and fashion models — »deine Figur ist dein Kapital« Petra advises Karin — filtered through film history’s male gaze as well as the director’s queerleaning lens.
Performance / Choreography/ Production: Berit Einemo Frøysland
Sound & Music: Philipp Rhensius
Costumes: Belle Santos
Dramaturgical Consulting: Anna Leon