Thesis HfS Ernst Busch
maC Final Works

Dan Su

Gentle Brutality

Gentle Brutality is both a concert and a dance performance, which calls for a (r)evolution of oppressed bodies. Structural oppressions are embedded in unquestioned norms, symbols, and systems. How can oppressed bodies be a resource for resistance and empowerment? Based on Dan Su's "Lazy Body" practice, Gentle Brutality seeks an aesthetic and methodology to reclaim the autonomy of the marginalized body, in its relation to the environment.  

The original music score consists of synthesizers, vocals, drones, noise, and broken beats. It is inspired by the constant fluctuation of longing, calmness, and departure in the state of homelessness, which is also visualized through the choreography. The music will be released as su dance110's upcoming solo album (

16.12., 8pm: school intern general rehearsal
17.12., 8pm: premiere
18.12., 8pm: 2. performance
Hochschule für Schauspielkunst Ernst Busch
Zinnowitzer Str. 11
10115 Berlin

Tickets: Tickeshop of HfS
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Conceptualized, written, composed, and choreographed by Dan Su
Music: su dance110 
Performance: Luisa Brune, Tasha Hess-Neustadt, Madison Pomarico, Dan Su
Costume design: Luisa Weißflog
Set design: Bruno Pocheron and Melika Akbari Asl
Light design: Bruno Pocheron
Dramaturgical support: Katja Wiegand
3D visual design: Lefteris Kastrinakis
Mentor and outside ear: William “Bilwa”Costa

With support from STIBET-Programm DAAD-Stipendium and HfS Ernst Busch Frauenförderung.

Event location: HfS Ernst Busch | Zinnowitzer Str. 11 | Berlin10115