THE CEREMONY OF WEIGHT
Creation in process
16 september 2021 BAFF! international Festival Basel PREMIERE SWITZERLAND
februar 2022 IMAGINALE international figurentheaterfestival Stuttgart PREMIERE GERMANY
march 2022 GIBOULEES - Biennale Corps - Objets - Images Strasburg PREMIERE FRANCE
Actuality mai - july 2021
12 mai The ceremony of weight - figuren.theater.festival Erlangen - online Try Out
21-24 mai WAX-en - Noctural Unrest Festival - online / subtitle french-german-english-spanish
16-18 juin Les narrations du futur - CDN TJP Grande scène et Maillon - Strasbourg / canceled for health reason
juin - juillet Residency RESONNANCIAS desert Atacama Chili - Goethe Institut / Institut français Chili / postponed
24 juin Intervention in Laurette Burgholzer´s seminar "Theater der Dinge" - Freie Universität Berlin
Actuality august - october 2021
16 septembre The ceremony of weight - BAFF! International Festival - PREMIERE
18 septembre The ceremony of weight - FRITZ WORTELMAN PRICE Bochum
9-12 octobre Bivouac de l´impromptu - Introduction to compagnonship starting from 2022 in the Vélo Théâtre - Scène conventionnée Apt
18-22 octobre Seminar around The ceremony of weight - HMDK Stuttgart
Rafi Martin evolves in the field of performing arts, as a contemporary puppeteer formed to anthropology-sociology. He develops an artistic practice that combines the animation of materia with a methodology of field investigation, and explores questions of the human sciences by seeking experimental aesthetic forms. Themes of gender, migration, administration, reappropriation of bodies and identities (/NOT/ in my name, WAX-en, Des corps et des coups) are particularly present in his work, and from 2021 onwards research into the philosophy of science and inter-species relations (Astroblèmes) is added.
Based between Germany and France, his collaborations and work are developing and performing in different venues and festivals in Germany, France and internationally.
Europe: figuren.theater.festival Erlangen, IMAGINALE Stuttgart, Theater der Dinge Berlin, GFP Festival Munich, Fidena Bochum, Giboulées Biennale Corps-Objets-Images CDN TJP Strasbourg, BAFF! Festival Basel
Latin America: National Theatre of El Salvador, French Institute of El Salvador, Cultural Centre of Spain in Guatemala, Nomada Festival. Plans a residency in Chile thanks to the French Institute and the Chilean Goethe Institute, and a tour in Mexico thanks to the Goethe Institute and the Mexican IFAL.
The Franco-German co-production fund for the performing arts TRANSFABRIK is supporting his next two creations (The weight ceremony and Astroblèmes).
On tour, his work is supported by the Goethe Institute and AVIAMA.
The short form /NOT/ in my name is the winner of the second Giesing Culture Prize 2018 in Munich.