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German for: Bull Hunger

an autofictional bullfight for and with my bulimia

“I am Anna. I was conceived while Madonna was satisfying herself on stage. I am socialized christian. I am female socialized. I become bulimic. I find out: bulimia literally means bull hunger. First it disgusts me, then it turns me on. I need to see a bull for real. I want to know why bulls feel like they come from inside my bulimic imagery. I want to know what happens to my now ex-bulimic body when I learn how to bullfight.”

Anna Kirstine Linke throws themself and their inner bulls into the autofictional arena. Between heaven and hell, the Pope and Madonna, as bullfighter and bull, Linke asks whether eating disorders* are protests against binary or sexist structures, or how these structures produce eating disorders*.

With bulimic beats and looping equipment, Linke brings together history(s) of eating disorders*, bullfighting and the desire to queer binaries on the battlefield of their body until their body becomes a dancefloor.

Performance, Text, Direction: Anna Kirstine Linke
Dramaturgy: Felizitas Stilleke
Stage: Philine Rinnert
Outside Eye: Marie Baumgarten, Eneas Nikolai Prawdzic
Sound, Soud Design: Björn Stegmann
Support Stage: Ola Korbanska, Hannes Heinrich
Support Research Sevilla: Alexa Grande, Jesus Pulpon
Video Sevilla: Jesus Pulpon
Trailer: QuietCityFilms, Svea Immel, Paul Holdsworth
Simultaneous Translation: Danjela Brückner
Graphics: Kruse & Müller, Robin Andermatt
Produktion Management: Jonas Kinet, Anna Kirstine Linke
Thanks to Kathrin Bach, Michel Blaser, Franca Stengl and all (Ex-) Bulimics I met through “Stierhunger”.

CN: eating disorders*, sexualized violence

Press: https://www.radioeins.de/programm/sendungen/mofr1921/_/stierhunger.html
A production by Anna Kirstine Linke in cooperation with Ballhaus Ost. Supported by the Entry Grant of the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe, the #TakeHeart program of the Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of NEUSTART Kultur. Preliminary research funded by the Goethe Institute and the #TakeHeart program of the Performing Arts Fund with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of NEUSTART Kultur.

Photos: Paul Holdsworth, photo for frontside: Marie Baumgarten




Lichthof Theater

Lichthof Theater

Anna Kirstine Linke 2023
Author, Director, Performer, Bodyworker
Contact: annakirstinelinke (at) posteo (dot) de
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