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Recording: 2016-10-06 , Sophiensæle (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Claire Vivianne Sobottke

IN THE WOODS – WITCH DANCE PROJECT – Ein TANZFONDS ERBE Projekt

WITCH DANCE PROJECT - Ein TANZFONDS ERBE Projekt | Sophiensæle

Production Details / Press Releases

An invitation to meet the witch explored as the ultimate figure of resistance. By reclaiming the body as a magical tool, Claire Vivianne Sobottke draws a portrait of the feminine that refuses all forms of categorization.

WITCH DANCE PROJECT – Ein TANZFONDS ERBE Projekt
Witchcraft, shamanism and rituals have been influencing contemporary dance from the beginning. One of the most famous pieces in this context is the expressionist soloHexentanz 2 (1926) by Mary Wigman. Decades after the piece premiered the term “witch” is experiencing a radical redefinition through the feminist movement: strong women who are standing up against oppression. Over a three-day dance happening the Witch Dance Project will be dedicated to the reconstruction of Wigman’s solo through a non-European or rather queer perspective: ten international choreographers will not only take on the dance material but will also deal with the term “witch” in various cultures. The results are works which connect current theories to Wigman’s Hexentanz, and examine how this extraordinary piece is received and taken into new dimensions. The comprehensive program will be complimented, reflected and expanded upon with lecture performances, films, live rituals and discussions.

Cast & Credits

By and with: Claire Vivianne Sobottke

WITCH DANCE PROJECT – Ein TANZFONDS ERBE Projekt
IDEA: Christoph Winkler
CURATION: Franziska Werner, Christoph Winkler
DRAMATURGY: ehrliche arbeit – freies Kulturbüro
TECHNICAL DIRECTION OF PRODUCTION, LIGHT DESIGN: Arne Schmitt
MANAGEMENT: Franziska Schrage, Johanna Withelm
A project by Christoph Winkler and SOPHIENSÆLE in collaboration with ehrliche arbeit – freies Kulturbüro. Funded by TANZFONDS ERBE – eine Initiative der Kulturstiftung des Bundes and the Governing Mayor of Berlin – Senate Chancellery – Cultural Affairs/Kofinanzierungsfonds. Friendly supported by International Research Center “Interweaving Performance Cultures”.

Sophiensæle

Sophienstraße 18
10178 Berlin

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Tickets: (030) 283 52 66

Video Documentation

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):

University Library of the Berlin University of Arts
Mediathek für Tanz und Theater des Internationalen Theaterinstituts / Mime Centrum Berlin
Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin (HZT)

Claire Vivianne Sobottke / Trailers and Video Documentations

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