Are you with me?
Performance with Jules* Elting (EN)

Actor and performing artist Jules* Elting (no pronouns /Jules*) explores the theme of the ‘chosen family’ with a performance developed especially for the Brücke-Museum. The word ‘chosen’ is taken literally in this interactive performance: the participants are invited to make personal decisions in dialogue with Elting, which individually shape the course and content of each performance. Because every relationship is different.

Questions such as:  What is relevant to our connection? How do we recognise each other? What do I need to feel safe? And what distinguishes a voluntary relationship for me from one that I have not chosen myself, such as a biological family?
In many aspects of her life, the collector Hanna Bekker vom Rath did not live a socially and politically normative life; she was emancipated, independent and cultivated her friendships extensively. The concepts of romantic love, bourgeois nuclear family and friendly relationships are currently the subject of much debate. Three performances in the Summer Festival programme invite visitors to explore ideas of relationships, interpersonal connections and the concept of the ‘chosen family’ in various formats such as performances, workshops and readings.

There is no registration for Jules* Elting’s performance and participation is spontaneous. If you are curious and want to become part of this complicity, stay alert and open at the summer festival.
Time: 1-5 pm
No fixed times, interactive, ongoing performance in the entire museum area (inside and outside)

JULES* ELTING (no pronouns/Jules*) studied contemporary dance in NYC and acting at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater ‘Felix-Mendelssohn-Bartholdy’, Leipzig. After a classical theatre career at German municipal theatres, from 2005 for 10 years ensemble member at the ‘Teatro Oficina’ in São Paulo/Brazil, one of the largest and best-known theatre companies in the country.
Since 2015, he has been known above all for international cinema films such as ‘The Ornithologist’ by João Pedro Rodrigues. Selected as Berlinale TALENTS in 2019. The Dutch feature film ‘Melk’ celebrated its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival in summer 2023 and will be released in cinemas in 2024. 
Jules* Elting has also recently starred in several major German TV productions, such as Tatort and Soko, and plays an ongoing role in the queer debut series ‘Brüt’, which has just premiered on ARD Mediathek. At the beginning of 2024, Jules* was nominated as a newcomer by the Brazilian Critics Award.
Elting regularly develops his own site-specific performances, most recently for museums in São Paulo, Brazil, the Goethe Institute South America or a collective in the Roter Salon of the Volksbühne Berlin.
In 2021 Jules* Elting was part of #ActOut. Since then, regular participation in panels, talks and intersectional workshops on gender-sensitive casting processes and the situation of trans people in the film industry. 
In 2022, Elting recorded the audio tracks for the exhibition ‘Werner Düttmann: Berlin Bau Werk’ for the Brücke-Museum.

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