by Anna Aristarkhova in collaboration with Anna Fingerhuth & Charles Washington 


Show me your tongue baby!


The tongue...Without this small hidden body part we would not be able to speak to each other, would not be able to taste or would not be able to enjoy a french kiss. The tongue is the most movable body part, it is in motion most of the time, even when we are asleep. The tongue movements happen mostly inside the mouth, remaining private, hidden. Sometimes so private, that they become a taboo. For example, french kissing in public is strictly forbidden in some secular countries. Even as kids, we are often told not to stick our tongues out. In Duet for Two Tongues, Anna Aristarkhova, together with her two performers, explores the functions of the tongue putting it under the creative microscope and bringing its usually concealed movements into the spotlight to create a witty performance in which this intimate organ transcends its private aspect to enter the public sphere.


2015 Award of the Jury für „ Duett für zwei Zungen“ beim SzoloDuo International Dance Festival in Budapest

2014 best duo-newcomer Förderpreis für „ Duett for two tongues“ beim SoloDuo Festival in Köln

Idea&Concept: Anna Aristarkhova

Performers: Anna Fingerhuth & Charles Washington/Karina Suarez Bosche & Anton Soloveychik

Dramaturgical assistance: Philipp Amelungsen

„Am verblüffensten war sicher das „Duett für zwei Zungen“, das sich die Tänzerin Anna Aristarkhova ausgedacht hat. Anna Fingerhuth und Charles Washington lassen ihre Zungen nicht nur lustvoll um den Mund kreisen und hervorschnellen, sondern führen auch den Zungenkuss vor. Mund zu Mund. Dann auf seinem Arm, auf ihrem nackten Po. Als auch Washington den Reißverschluss öffnet, gibt‘s rechtzeitig blackout. Das geschiet mit Witz, lässt mit vollem Mund auch die sprechwerkzeuglichenQualitäten des Organs nicht aus und ist vor allem so frech, wie man sich junge Choreographen wünscht.(...)“


Andreas Berger (Braunschweiger Zeitung)


„ witty, tight performance that plays with expectations. 

  The use of intention and precise timing surprises and fascinates.“


Statement of the jury (Solo Duo Festival 2014)


 9.03.2016 Staatstheater Mainz 

 UPDATE Festival Tanzmainz in the frame of Lucky Trimmer special edition  German Connections

Here is the official trailer of the festival: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOvXazUVoWI

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Here you will find the program brochure of the festival (LUCKY TRIMMER is on page 19):


And this is the link to the Festival program on the Staatstheater Mainz website:



12&13.06.2015 at LUCKY TRIMMER #23  in  SOPHIENSAELE Berlin