Joana Tischkau & Elisabeth Hampe

Künstler*innenhaus Mousonturm, Studio 1 & 2 

Fri. 10.11.–Sun. 12.11. 

Detailled course program & ticket sales from 30.9.

Do you want the sharp rationality of white masculinity as well as the physicality of Black femmes? If you’re looking for a way of combining the two, then Colonastics is just the thing for you!

Colonastics is the first fitness workout in the world that dispenses with the exoticising bullshit of Zumba, the pseudo-spiritual esoteric gimmicks of white yoginis and neocolonial appropriation. How? By being based solely and exclusively on the physical aspects of white cultural practices. Stiffen your joints, throw your limbs around uncontrollably and perfect your air guitar. Feel how white supremacy flows through our collective consciousness and become part of a movement that will revolutionise the world of fitness. 

Push yourself to the limit in White Body Building, conquer the beat with the Berghain Bounce, let yourself be taken away on a deeply relaxing post-racist journey of your dreams to find your inner white man on a sweaty beer bike tour of Frankfurt. Once the scent of sauerkraut juice and Schlager melodies have go to you, you’ll understand how Colonastics courses can change everything! Effective? You bet!

CONCEPT & CHOREOGRAPHY: Joana Tischkau, Elisabeth Hampe 
IMPLEMENTATION, INSTRUCTION: Litchi Ly Friedrich, Elisabeth Hampe, Joana Tischkau, Onur Agbaba 
SCENOGRAPHY: Carlo Siegfried 
SOUND: Frieder Blume 
COSTUMES: Aleix Llussà López 
LIGHTING DESIGN: Hendrik Borowski 
PRODUCTION: Lisa Gehring

A production by Tischkau & Hampe GbR in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE, Theater Rampe and Künstler*innenhaus Mousonturm. Funded with a grant from the Capital Cultural Fund. The Frankfurt adaptation is a production by Joana Tischkau in co-production with Künstler*innenhaus Mousonturm. Funded by the Hessian Ministry of Science and the Arts and the City of Frankfurt am Main’s Culture Department.

Photo: Lennart Brede