still hungry











‘Rabenmütter!’*, the sharp whisper German mother’s dread hearing behind their backs, encapsulates the ongoing pressure to live only for your children. In Raven, still hungry pushes back against the idea that in order to be ‘good’ or ‘responsible’, parents must sacrifice their own identity, expression and ambitions.

A punk pop ode of resistance against creaking patriarchal structures and outdated societal norms Raven is created and performed by a trio of Berlin acrobats and mothers, Anke van Engelshoven, Lena Ries and Romy Seibt. It’s a statement of intent to keep striving, a furious refusal to not be faded out by a youth obsessed industry and a love letter to both parents and their kids.

Funny, moving and full to the brim with adrenaline fuelled acrobatics Raven was created with the ground breaking UK performance maker, Bryony Kimmings, who brings all of her usual wit, invention and heart to material that we all, as a parent or as a child, can relate to.

*raven mother, derogatory: Unloving mother who neglects her children; used especially for working women


Show Duration: 55min, no interval
Audience Suitability: 8+
Stage Size: Min 10m wide x 7m deep / Hight clearance of 6m
Venue Capacity: Up to 500
Touring Party: 4

Claudius Bensch


Producer: Chamäleon Berlin
Co-Authors and Performers: Anke van Engelshoven, Lena Ries, Romy Seibt
Creative Support:
Bryony Kimmings
Rachel Hameleers
Costume Design:
Odile Hautemulle
Lighting Design: Dennis Nähr
Set Design: Daniele Drobny


"Raven is impressive, feminist and creative and undoubtedly not one to miss out on"
Voice Mag
"beautiful and spectacular... Among many other glorious qualities, Raven is particularly striking for the pitch-perfect ease with which it combines language and movement, as if the words acted as cues leading to soaring passages of movement that always add hugely to the meaning of the piece."
The Scotsman
"An excellent hour of circus, physical theatre, and dance digging into what the performers gave up, and what they refuse to let go of."
Broadway Baby