The Doll in Her Pocket

"You cannot easily fit women into a structure that is already 

  coded as male; you have to change the structure."

     ~Mary Beard


Premiere 16. April 2021 at 8 PM CET


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"Pandora's Box," "Einstein's Wife," "The Wild Woman." 

What do the stories from our past tell us about our present?

"The Doll in Her Pocket" gives an insight into the history of women. It is a story of strength, a story of oppression, of wildness and compliance. It is a story that explores gender roles and archetypes, their stereotypes and extremes. It tries to rethink and question the images in our heads.

What makes a strong woman strong?

What actually is feminine and masculine?

How strongly are we attracted to "feminine characteristics"?

How is patriarchy still present in our societies today?

In search for answers, choreographer and performer Rebecca Mary Narum has turned to her own stories as well as those of other women, present and past. 


She highlights the ongoing dialogue between seemingly opposing sides of female identity by bringing them together into one story. This creates a piece that can speak to everyone, as we all carry something feminine within us.

Insights into Rebecca Mary's research process and inspirational resources can be found here.



Choreography & Performance: Rebecca Mary Narum

Choreographic Accompaniment: Antonia Bischof

Lights: Jenny Herman

Photos & Film: Jürgen Gocke

Project Management Assistance/PR: Daniel Armbrüster

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Rebecca Mary