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  • Site-specific performance + Talk
  • urban development
  • gentrification
  • Back to the future
  • Fr., 04.09.2015, 20:00
–> Ruckzuck – Cupcakes and Time Travel

Artist Talk in English: Knick-Knack To The Future | Ruckzuck in die Zukunft

copy & waste is opening a fictional concept store – Ruckzuck - Cupcakes & Time Travel. Here customers can enjoy cupcakes and cappuccino during the day and take part in time travel workshops at night... these reflections on urban development that can be discussed with the artists after the show.

Like Marty McFly in Back to the Future, the customers at Ruckzuck – Cupcakes & Time Travel can travel to the past or dash to the future to prevent certain things from happening - or from not happening. What would you like to prevent in the city you live in? A discussion about these important topic will take place after the performance with the artists from copy&waste.

You can now reserve tickets (8/14 €) including free admission to the post-performance discussion directly through Theater Scoutings! (up to 1 day before the performance) Just send an email and the desired number of tickets to reservierung(at)theaterscoutings-berlin.de.
You are also certainly welcome to simply come by on the day of the performance, but we are unable to guarantee that tickets will be available. 


8:00 pm – Performance

after the show - Discussion
Questions? The persons with pink Theaterscoutings-badges are here to help you.

Karten-Telefon: 030 6911211
Karten per E-Mail: tickets(at)etberlin.de
  • Fr., 04.09.2015, 20:00
wo: Ruckzuck – Cupcakes and Time Travel, Skalitzer Straße 133, Kreuzberg , 10999 Berlin (Auf Stadtplan zeigen.)

About the Venue:

English Theatre Berlin | International Performing Arts Center

English Theatre Berlin | International Performing Arts Center is the German capital’s only producing and presenting organization in the Hauptstadt expressly dedicated to English, the 21st century lingua franca, as the working language. Our year-round programming comprises the Producing Series – Made in Berlin, the Presenting Series, as well as our Performing Series and Pedagogy Series. We are a proud member of Berlin’s freie Szene, the independent performing arts community, and are currently developing platforms to share our work within Germany and abroad. We consciously use theater and performance as living, discursive forms to bring artists and audiences into conversation with each other about our shared city and the greater world we live in.


About the piece:

Knick-Knack To The Future

The project focuses on the processes of urban development using the Back to the Future movie trilogy as its point of departure. In Back to the Future, Part II, the teenager Marty McFly travels to the future in a souped-up sports car and lands in 2015: the city of Hill Valley is wholly transformed. The real 2015 may not look so futuristic, but cities have still changed immensely. First come the artists and studios, followed by the students and the cupcake cafés and then the well-to-do and boutiques. And this process takes place over increasingly shorter periods of time.copy & waste intends to open a fictional store, a concept store: Ruckzuck – Cupcakes & Time Travel. Here customers can enjoy cupcakes and cappuccino in a Back to the Future ambiance - during the day. At night, the store also offers time travel. Like Marty McFly, the visitors can travel to the past or dash to the future to prevent certain things from happening - or from not happening. 

About the performers:

copy & waste

copy & waste have created theater pieces, performances, installations and films about life in cities since 2007. Nasty Peace is the first part of their trilogy PUBLIC SHOWDOWN about the transformation of urban space. copy & waste already implicitly dealt with the transfer of property at Kottbusser Tor in a collaboration with WestGermany in 2009. For Nasty Peace, they've returned packing a great deal of research material: conversations with residents, observations of everyday life, sociological, scientific and philosophical texts about property and privatization play as significant a role as Berlin Circle, a piece by Charles Mee inspired by the same source as The Caucasian Chalk Circle and fantasy material such as Game of Thrones and Masters of the Universe.