Production Details / Press Releases
Very soon we will be pleased by perfect health and relish all of our body, will boisterously be celebrating our lives and do perky dances even in mature age: for our third eye will be connecting us with all beings, the speaking and the mute ones, the ones that dance in the wind and the ones that wobble in the waters, the monad ones and the uncounted for – we will be conversing with the source of life and learn that life consists of a perpetual motion, a cycle without beginning or end. That everything will be in flux and nothing will be going down the drain. Something like that.
In their new production HEILUNG (HEALING), WILHELM GROENER (Günther Wilhelm & Mariola Groener) take some choreographic cues from chants, movements and dances as they are being used in healing practices. With an immanent wink of the eye, the artist duo look at body images that are said to originate from HEALING. They focus on the smooth transition between the individual’s wish for salvation and the realness of his perception the latter of which seems sometimes adverse to HEALING. Together with Ulrich Huhn and Anna Melnikova, WILHELM GROENER develop a language of movement in which the outer movement is motivated by the inner one without stating if the bodies reconcile with themselves or if they simply misunderstand each other.
WILHELM GROENER: The artist Mariola Groener and dancer/choreographer Günther Wilhelm have blended their names and arts into their alter ego WILHELM GROENER since 2001. With a predilection for the odd and absurd, their work uses elements of performance, dance and installation. The pieces Vorgang benutzt, Paravent privé and Hotel Hassler have been invited to the German TANZPLATTFORM 2000, 2006 and 2010. In spring 2011 they presented seven pieces of their opus during a retrospective called WILHELM GROENER – born on 1st of May, 2001 at the UFERSTUDIOS. For the years 2013 and 2014 they receive basic foundation from the Berlin Senate.
Mariola Groener, born in Poland, grew up in Munich. She studied artistic photography and AVMedien in Berlin and Essen/Folkwang. She was awarded the photography-competition Das große stille Bild. In addition to her position as co-director of WILHELM GROENER, she is an artist exhibiting her works at home and abroad, last Revelation in Sariev Gallery Plovdiv/BG and in Berlin Galerie im Körnerpark from February 22 – April 21. Groener also is co-founder of the project and exhibition space forever and a day Büro.
Andreas Harder is light and stage designer, lighting and theater stage manager. He studied fine arts at HdK Berlin and was a lecturer for aspiring theater prop masters and theater masters. He directs technical adaptions of theater and media festivals as well as international touring productions.
Ulrich Huhn studied Modern Dance at the Rotterdamse Dansacademie in the Netherlands. Afterwards, he performed as a dancer in various dance and opera productions in Amsterdam. He was an ensemble member of VA Wölfl’s Neuer Tanz in Düsseldorf. In Berlin he performs amongst others with Rheinhild Hoffmann, Hanna Hegenscheidt and WILHELM GROENER. He is currently studying Communication in Social and Economic Contexts at the Berlin University of the Arts and is also a member of the artists’ pool for ‚TanzZeit – Zeit für Tanz in Schulen’.
Anna Melnikova received her dance education in Moscow. 2009 she finished her choreographical studies at the Hochschule für Schauspielkunst ‚Ernst Busch’, Berlin/Germany. Her works have been invited to diverse festivals. Since 2006 she has been assisting director and choreographer Laurent Chétouane. Recently she is working on her newest choreographic serie BEUGEN: body, space, time. The second part BEUGEN : RAUM will be presented from March 7th to March 10th 2013 in Dock11 Berlin.
Günther Wilhelm, born in Munich, studied Butoh, classical and moder dance in Munich and Berlin. He was a long time member of VA Wölfl’s NEUER TANZ and worked a.o. with Dump Type and Anna Huber. He received the scholarship of Stiftung Kulturfonds, Künstlerhaus Lukas Ahrenshoop and twice the Berlin dance and choreograpy scholarship. 2013/2014 he will participate in the Amsterdam Master of Choreography.
Cast & Credits
Concept: WILHELM GROENER (Günther Wilhelm & Mariola Groener)
Director and video: Mariola Groener
By and with: Ulrich Huhn, Anna Melnikova, Günther Wilhelm
Production management / PR: Jana Lüthje
Technical management and lighting: Andreas Harder
Sound: Henrike Zeller
Assistant: Ana Rocha
A WILHELM GROENER production, sponsored by the Governing Mayor of Berlin Senatskanzlei – Cultural Affairs.
Thanks to: Sabine Berg, Johanna Peine, Peter Stamer, Matthias Schellenberg, Beatriz Rebbig
WILHELM GROENER / Trailers and Video Documentations
- WILHELM GROENER: Interview / Portrait WILHELM GROENER (2017)
- WILHELM GROENER: D.R.A.G. (2018)
- Instant Feedback / WILHELM GROENER: D.R.A.G. (2018)
- WILHELM GROENER: Schleppen (2017)
- WILHELM GROENER: becoming undone – PART III (2016)
- WILHELM GROENER: becoming undone – PART II (2016)
- WILHELM GROENER: becoming undone – PART I (2015)
- WILHELM GROENER: o.T. (AT) (2015)
- WILHELM GROENER: Korridor (2014)
- WILHELM GROENER: K-Projekt – als ich die Treppe hinunterstieg um noch einen Abendspaziergang zu machen… (2014)
- WILHELM GROENER: exercitatio et labor: JOY (2011)
- WILHELM GROENER: Ortnung (2011)
- WILHELM GROENER: Wie ist dein Name? (2011)
- WILHELM GROENER: Getrennte Präsenz (2011)
- WILHELM GROENER: Sturz sei Dank (2011)
- WILHELM GROENER: Am Bildaltar (2011)
- WILHELM GROENER: Am Anfang war das Ende (2009)
- WILHELM GROENER: Hotel Hassler (2009)