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In his works, the Spanish dancer and choreographer Josep Caballero García, who has performed in German dance theater for Pina Bausch and Urs Dietrich amongst others, is constantly searching for a way to deal with gender issues through the medium of dance. In his new piece he examines masculinity as a physical performativity of daily life and as a non-biological category. García invites music artist Black Cracker, who has won various awards for his unconventional lyrics, and highly acclaimed multimedia performance artist Océan LeRoy – both famous figures of the Berlin underground scene – to join him in the project. Together they explore their individual performance practices on stage as a male identified trio. Based on the non-normative masculinities that all three are living, the group has come to call itself T/HE/Y – the pronoun commonly used in queer environments to name people in a gender-neutral way, beyond man/woman dichotomies. Throughout the piece, they are mutually adopting each other’s movement material and physical practices and exposing masculinity as a performative work and physical effort. Masculinity is thus explored beyond the attributions of identity as a relational movement practice of tensions between three bodies, that allows for the multiplication of maleness between gender discourses, pop and dance theater.


The men's suit is considered emblematic of men`s clothing in the modern age and of the associated positioning of men within society. For T/HE/Y I used the trousers of a men's suit, though with differently shortened legs in order to deconstruct the symbolism of the classical suit and to bring out legs of individual bodies.

Concept & choreography




Light/techn. direction





Josep Caballero García

Josep Caballero García

Black Cracker

Océan Leroy

Margarita Tsomou

Alexandre Maurer

Milos Vujcovic

Lydia Sonderegger

Prof.Dr.Claudia Jeschke

Mira Moschallski

Dieter Hartwig

Coproduction: HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Kampnagel (Hamburg). Supported by Kulturbehörde Hamburg and Fonds Darstellende Künste.  The re-run is supported by The Governing Mayor of Berlin - Senate Chancellery - Cultural Affairs. 

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