Production Details / Press Releases
Störlaut: a troubling noise, disturbingly loud, a sound of disruption – resisting the production of sense, subverting the harmonious process, dismembering apparatuses of order.
STÖRLAUT IS A VOCAL DANCE PERFORMANCE that commits itself to disharmony through a futuristic and speculative new interpretation of Valeska Gert’s Sound Dances. Valeska Gert, a Berlin grotesque dancer of the politically unstable 1920s, declared herself the first vocal dancer of the world. Her groundbreaking use of voice marked a tremendous shift in the representation and perception of the dancing body in “western” dance. Valeska Gert despised the mere reproduction of historical material as practiced by her contemporaries. How is it possible to weaponize her historic dances on the discursive battlefields of our own time? The current political climate of propaganda, post-truth and alternative facts, makes Gert’s methods and her approach to the act of voicing ever more relevant. The solo performance shares its space with the audience, taking part in a landscape of dissonance. Störlaut’s solo dance manipulates the use of the voice to the edge, questions the expression of an authentic self – shattering the holistic body. In the future the body will not make analogue sense – it moves in multiple directions at once. Jule Flierl separates body image and body sound through methods of dissociation and dislocation. Störlaut appropriates and mobilizes sound dance as a form capable of exploring non- and extra-verbal proclamation, as other forms of speech are failing. Jule Flierl completely absorbs her sound dances, roars, cackles, whimpers and squeaks, an articulation beyond today’s word capsules.
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TFB Nr. 1194
Cast & Credits
CONCEPT, CHOREOGRAPHY, PERFORMANCE: Jule Flierl
DRAMATURGY: Luise Meier
STAGE DESIGN: Pauline Brun
SOUND ART: Sam Hertz
COSTUME: Lea Kieffer
PRODUCTION, LIGHT: David Eckelmann
A production by CharleroiDanses Brussels, Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis Paris, P-Bodies Festival Leipzig, Goethe Institut, Honululu Nantes, AdK Archiv Berlin, Kunsthaus KuLe Berlin, CND Paris, Zagreb Dance Center and SOPHIENSÆLE.
Supported by Fonds Transfabrik – Deutsch-französischer Fonds für darstellende Künste.
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):