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OBJECTS EXPRESS THE PEOPLE’S CIRCUMSTANTIAL STATE. In Arcadia, through a jumble of mattresses, useless pieces of wood, helmets, rugs, ladders, plastic garden chairs and stamped bags… Arcadia needs nothing but its own nonsense to expand on the fundamental issues of the cycle of matter, which, of course, includes us. The women in this piece know well that gaps are never filled and that abysses have abysses of their own. Because of this, and because they think togetherness together, they are experts of the baroque in comfortable clothing. The updated myth of Arcadia tries to look for some innocent joy to make the world stumble. That world where, according to powerful people, you have to make it. We don’t know where it leads, but we are imbued by the doctrine of achievement. On the contrary, pleasure without progress has bad press. The curtains of Arcadia open before this landscape. Myths allow us to travel without moving and all the movement in Arcadia resorts to triggering our minds as to sparkle the dream of knowing without traveling, of proposing truly free knowledge. That, too, is the baroque.
ANA LAURA LOZZA + BARBARA HANG were born on the same day, same year and almost in the same town. They met twenty years later while dancing in the same dance group in Buenos Aires. In 2010, they decided to work together and founded the performing arts production label Acá No Hay Delivery. Until now, they haven’t given up their original family names; however they have started to fantasize about adopting a new one in order to finally become sisters. acanohaydelivery.com
CATALINA FERNANDEZ is a light and sound designer born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia. Nowadays, her base is Berlin, where she works with choreographers, film makers, artists and multidisciplinary performers. Through light and sound, she likes to compose subliminal spaces and engulfing installations. candoc.net
GUILLERMINA ETKIN is an Argentinian composer, singer, pianist and sound designer born and based in Buenos Aires. Her work merges composition with improvisation. She is interested in the construction of a common language between different performing arts and the crossing of music genre and media. guillerminaetkin.com.ar
NATALIA LABAKE is a photographer, film maker and video artist from Buenos Aires. She develops experimental and documentary films as well as video in visual and performing arts. She is co-founder of URSA, a production label for audiovisual contents for artists and cultural media. cargocollective.com/nataliaLabake
CAMILA MALENCHINI is from Argentina and has recently moved to Berlin. Her practice traverses performance, dance and visual arts. She also takes part in editorial projects and writing. camilamalenchini.hotglue.me
ANIA NOWAK, lives in Berlin and choreographs bodies, language and situations. She is interested in reclaiming sensuality and exploring ambiguity in processes of embodiment and meaning making. technologiesoflove.tumblr.com
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Cast & Credits
CONCEPT, CHOREOGRAPHY: Ana Laura Lozza, Bárbara Hang
PERFORMANCE: Camila Malenchini, Ania Nowak, Ana Laura Lozza, Bárbara Hang
MUSIC: Guillermina Etkin
LIGHT: Catalina Fernandéz
VIDEO, PHOTO: Natalia Labaké
A production by Acá No Hay Delivery.
In coproduction by Centro Cultural San Martín Buenos Aires.
Funded by PRODANZA, Mecenazgo Cultural.
THANKS TO: Juliana Piquero, Alex Viteri, Alejandro Magariños, Nele Wohlatz, Bruno Lozza, Marian Burchardt, Augustín Srabstein, Stephanie Sabra, Alberto Antonio Romero, Ailín Formia, und Miriam Jakob
TANZTAGE BERLIN 2018
ARTISTIC DIRECTION: Anna Mülter
MANAGEMENT: Johanna Withelm
ASSISTANCE MANAGMENT: Ece Tufan
DRAMATURGICAL ADVICE: Thomas Schaupp, Maja Zimmermann
The 27th Tanztage Berlin are produced by SOPHIENSÆLE.
Funded by the Senate Chancellery for Culture and Europe.
Supported by Onassis Cultural Centre-Athens, Kulturreferat der Landeshauptstadt München, Goethe-Institut Marokko, Polnisches Institut Berlin, mapping dance berlin and Tanzfabrik Berlin e.V.
The video documentation is produced by Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. The purpose of this contract is to document productions in the field of contemporary dance in Berlin. The master recordings are archived by the University Library of the Berlin University of Arts. Copies of the recordings on DVD are available for viewing exclusively in the reference collections of the following archives (at media desks in these institutions):