Joy 2022

         Sexuality, intimacy and non-normativity. In a sensual and soft composition comprised of movement, text, historical references, and (TikTok)sounds, choreographer Michiel Vandevelde is joined by the ensemble members of the Münchner Kammerspiele and protagonists from the sex positivity scene to explore our modern-day understanding of sexuality. Travelling through histories of sexuality they playfully sketch a portrait of how a joyful queer life today could be. With the societal background of the rise of conservative (online) masculine toxicity and an increasing sex-negative culture, this performance makes a soft fist against those who want to capture our vulnerabilities and pleasures into rigid frames. Call it ‘sex-positive’, ‘sex critical’ or ‘sex-questioning’: Joy 2022 aims to celebrate the multiple perspectives on physical pleasures, desires and fantasies.


— Monthly performed at Münchner Kammerspiele, Munich (DE), check here for dates.

— GERMAN PREMIERE: 9 and 10 December 2022, Münchner Kammerspiele, Munich (DE)

— AUSTRIAN PREMIERE: 11 & 12 June 2022, Wiener Festwochen, Vienna (AT)


2022 /          With: Theresa "BiMän" Bittermann, Brandy Butler, Maia Ceres, Konstantin Kloppe, Jelena Kuljić, Klaus Lengefeld, Kamill Lippa, Lotta Ökmen, Edith Saldanha, Michiel Vandevelde, Lucy Wilke Concept, Choreography, Set: Michiel Vandevelde Costume: LILA & JOHN Light: Michiel Vandevelde, Stephan Mariani Sounddesign: Senjan Jansen / senstudio, Michiel Vandevelde Dramaturgy: Mehdi Moradpour Awareness coach: Carolin Stöckle Graphic design: Ward Heirwegh Director’s assistant: Melina Dressler Set assistant: Leonard Mandl Costume assistant: Florian Buder Internship set: Amelie Unhoch Internship dramaturgy: Francesca Horvath Stage manager: Hanno Nehring Production manager: Gina Penzkofer, Martina Simkin Technical manager: Richard Illmer, Jonas Pim Simon Bühnenmeister: Trevor Nelthorpe Stage machinery: Florian Obermeier, Friederike Rückauf Light technicians: Felix Adams, Nikolas Boden, William Grüger, Sebastien Lachenmaier Sound technicians: Paolo Mariangeli, Korbinian Wegler Video technicians: Jens Baßfeld, Jake Witlen Make-up: Brigitte Frank, Sylvia Janka Wardrobe: Pavla Engelhardtova, Iroha Kaneshiro Props: Daniel Bittner Carpentry: Stefan Klodt-Bussmann, Sebastian Nebe, Franz Wallner Metal workshop: Jürgen Goudenhooft, Stephan Weber, Friedrich Würzhuber Tapeziererei: Anja Gebauer, Gundula Gerngroß, Maria Hörger Painters: Evi Eschenbach, Jeanette Raue Subtitles: Yvonne Griesel Production: Münchner Kammerspiele Coproduction: Wiener Festwochen