10 Tage Freischwimmen 2024

How I became an Axolotl

Yolanda Morales

I will tell you how to become an Axolotl. Listen.

Three performers invite the audience to go through stages of a metamorphosis. Through autofictional poetic texts, musical elements and reduced body language, the performers reflect their own thoughts on the symbol of the axolotl in the damp glass walls.

With its regenerative powers, the smiling "water god" tells of the potential of eternal life, a promise of the future that has never materialised. Is its permanent existence in the larval stage to be understood as futile indecision or rebellious refusal?

We subject the Bad Berg to a shift in perception and together explore imaginary spaces and states of the Aztec underwater creature. The swimming pool becomes an aquarium, bodies a grotto, glass windows a cage.


The show takes place in and around the pool and in the outdoor area. The public is invited to take part in swimwear.

Yolanda Morales, born 1984 in Chiapas (Mexico), is a choreographer, dancer and performer. She trained in dance in Mexico and completed a Master's degree in Performance Studies at the University of Hamburg. In her choreographic works, she deals with imaginary bodies in utopian and dystopian spaces that are closely interwoven with current political and social realities. Yolanda Morales is currently part of the FREISCHWIMMEN network, works as a guest choreographer at the Contemporary Dance School Hamburg CDSH and is one of the choreographers in residence at K3 Tanzplan Hamburg for the 23/24 season.


How I became an axolotl // Yolanda Morales

Datum: Samstag 04.05.2024Uhrzeit: 14:00 UhrOrt: Mineralbad Berg, Bewegungsbecken