Production Details / Press Releases
Felix M. Ott and Bahar Temiz keep the spirit of being two individuals consenting on certain ways of relating to each other. Within that relation; they are reinventing themselves and create entangled tales through their remembered bodies. They meet as equal partners in a playground where two bodies are put in an unfurling state. On »M.A.R.S.«, they examine the conditions of moving together. As instruments of an atypical score, they navigate from one situation to another with a sense of complicity. While waltzing around the walls of intimacy, they create a playground where one can offer one’s self to the other.
Felix Mathias Ott is born in 1983 in Reutlingen and is mainly choreographer in the field of contemporary performing arts, based in Berlin. His father, a German actor, inspired in him from an early age a huge interest in theatre that Felix developed initially by studying stage design. He returned later to his performative roots while studying Dance, Context, Choreography at HZT Berlin in cooperation. Since then he works as a stage designer, video artist, interpreter (dance/theatre/film), author and choreographer all over the world for his own projects and with artists like Mathilde Monnier, Boris Charmatz, Björn Melhus, Krzysztof Warlikowski, Yves Noel Genod, Clement Layes, Maud le Pladec, Tino Sehgal. His personal creation and research is supported by the European network APAP – advancing performing arts project. Felix‘ work tends to create reflexive, more than conceptual, spaces where the spectator is invited to discover the and his/her unconscious world. felixmathiasott.com
Bahar Temiz is born 1983 in Istanbul. She is a choreographer and dancers based in Paris and Berlin. She studied philosophy at Sorbonne in Paris, followed by studies in dance at the Artez Dance Academy (Netherlands) and choreography at Ex.e.r.ce (Centre Chorégraphique National de Montpellier). She holds a Masters degree in dance from Université de Paris VIII. Since then she worked as a dancer and performer with Erik Kaiel, Willi Dorner, Dylan Newcomb, Superamas, Ivana Müller and is working with Clément Layes and Marc Vanrunxt. Her work focuses on inviting the viewer to investigate one’s own narrative participation into the image making process and has been presented in Austria, Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Turkey and in Lebanon. Together with Felix she is currently working as a co-author and performer of M.A.R.S. and is working with Clément Layes and Marc Vanrunxt as well. At the moment she is also developing her own project In March which is supported by Plattform 0090 and Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek. bahartemiz.com
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Cast & Credits
Concept, Performance: Felix Mathias Ott, Bahar Temiz
Sound Design: Bojan Gagic
Light Design: Bojan Gagic, Felix Mathias Ott
Production: Inge Zysk
A production by Felix Mathias Ott in coproduction with Tanzfabrik Berlin, BIT Teatergarasjen Bergen, Student Centre of the University of Zagreb – Culture of Change in the frame of APAP-Performing Europe 2020.
In collaboration with workspacebrussels.
Thanks to: Agata Siniarska, Diego Agulló, Michael De Cock, Nina Kurtela, Dmitry Paranyushkin
Artistic director: Ludger Orlok
Production management: Juan Gabriel Harcha
Festival assistance: Annika Basten
Organization: Vincenz Kokot
Communication: Ann-Christin Schwalm
Press, editorial: Nora Gores
Technical management: Martin Pilz
»Open Spaces« is a performance program of Tanzfabrik Berlin, funded by the Berlin Senate Department of Culture and Europe, apap – Performing Europe 2020 and the Creative Europe Programme / European Union.
Tanzfabrik Berlin / Wedding
apap Production Studio
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):