„No-one really knows what their body is capable of.“
After teaching beginner and intermediate pole dancing classes in Chile for many years, our beloved Chilean theatre, dance and performance professional is opening a queer feminist pole dance workshop in Liebig34!
We intend to define body anarchy as an understanding of the body, its inherent kinetic possibilities outside of social norms and the usual knowledges we have about our bodies, both internal and external. We intend to break bodily conventions, taboos and blocks, amplify movement, free ourselves and let the rhythms of our daily lives move us. The body as field and weapon of battle.
This classes will focus therefore on empowering the body – for this, we have to know how to prepare ourselves; how to use weight, including our own; and how to utilize the intensity of space to reinforce our own discourse.
A re-imagining of pole dance is essential. This is a reappropriation of brute sensuality, in which we reclaim conventional patriarchal sensuality and the male gaze.
What: Pelvic unblocking, physical conditioning (with TRX), pole dancing techniques and various elements of theatre and dance exercises are some of the tools that will be used to train our bodies.
When: Schedule negotiable on an individual basis, for a total of 12 hours per month.
Where: Liebigstrasse 34, Berlin, Germany.
How: Classes are delivered one-on-one or to a pair, if you wish to come with a friend.
Language: English or Spanish !
For whom: This workshop is open to women, queers, intersex and trans folks.
How much?: We ask that you self-assess fairly and contribute to the workshop on the sliding scale. The proceeds from the workshop will go directly to a solidarity fund for members of our collective in financial need.
Get in touch, discuss the contribution, schedule, ask questions here:
mariaesbasura [ at ] gmail.com
This morning between 7:00 and 8:00 the cops went in to our neighbouring project Rigaer 94. Special forces again broke open their doors to enter the Cultural center/autonomous space of Kadterschmiede and the 94 workshop. They also entered the stairway and the attic. As far as we know, in a case that would be an exception for them, they stuck to their own rules and didn’t touch the flats. (However, they are still threatening to enter the flats and might in the future)
Beside the cops, there were more or less 15 construction site workers and several security guards whose employer is unknown who also entered Rigaer 94. Compared to last time, they didn’t empty the coal cellar but are about to steal the complete inventory of Kadterschmiede cultural center. Besides the mentioned projects, also the attic of the front house is affected. Several people used to live in the attic. Their living place got evicted, and the people themselves got put out on the street.
Statement from Hausverwaltung
The housing administration (Hausverwaltung) that manages 94 announced in a press release today that the ground floor (Erdgerschoss) would be converted into housing for refugees. It has been a part of our politics for a long time to build up structures to support refugees and to create a living space for them, including within our projects. The cops’ procedure this morning can only be regarded as an empty and cold strategic move. The Rigaer 94 collective already contains spaces in which refugees live by their own choice, the way they want to live. This autonomous space is being destroyed to create rooms which remove and disables the possibilities for autonomous lives of the people who are supposed to move in.The new living spaces will, in addition, be rented at the average renting price for Friedrichshain, which is around €15 per square meter.
Rigaer 94 is an autonomous space, in organised legitimate resistance against the system that created the refugee situation, a situation which they are now using as an excuse to eliminate our space. We will not stand down against these tactics. We are angry about what is going on in our neighbourhood. Today is Day X (Tag X). Go on the streets. Get creative.
- Read from the balcony of Liebig 34
Noc Walpurgii Fest – Anti-sexist Anarcha-feminist Anti-homophobic Girl-punk
20th year anniversary!
14:00 Uhr Workshops and more
D.I.Y. Distros/Info stands, A-Fem Zine release, Vokü/vegan food + cakes
14.00-16.30 In Our Hands: Community Accountability for Sexual Violence
16.30 – 18.00 Vitrino Dinamita „A room for free Anarka-Feminist thinking“
18.00. – 19.00 Lecture: Feminismo Periférico
19:00 Uhr Konzert im Koma F
„The Smudjas“ (HC, Italy)
„Levitations“ (Punk, Berlin)
„Totenwald“ (Dark/Goth Punk, Berlin)
„Vida Podrida“ (Rawpunk, Berlin)
„Lady Lazy“ (Feminist Hip-Hop, Berlin)
23:00 Uhr Konzert im AGH
„Anti-Corpos“ (Lesbian Feminist HC, Brazil)
„Zex“ (Punk’82, Canada)
„Pochwalone“ (Folk Punk, Poland)
aaaaand a small but fun, Liebig34 soli bar! :)
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