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Recording: 2019-11-07 , DAS OST-WEST-DING | Sophiensæle (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Saša Asentić & Collaborators

Tanz in der DDR: Was bleibt?

DAS OST-WEST-DING | Sophiensæle

Production Details / Press Releases

A choreographic expedition through the dance scene of the GDR:

When societies change – what remains culturally visible and what is removed from view? Together with international artists from post-socialist transitional societies, Asentić uncovers choreographic concepts and asks about their right to contemporaneity. Did the imbalance of cultural appreciation after the fall of communism devour the East German dance scene – or did its influences go into exile?

Saša Asentić is a choreographer and performance maker. Since 2007, his work has been presented across Germany and internationally. Asentić is interested in exploring the relationship between the individual and society and analyzing it in terms of social choreography. He works in the filed of contemporary dance, performance and disability arts. After being a victim of right wing street violence, and fundamentally disagreeing with the corruption in public sector in Serbia, he moved to Germany in 2011. He constantly works on prolonging his resident permit in Germany.

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TFB Nr. 1389

Cast & Credits

CONCEPT, PROJECT MANAGEMENT: Saša Asentić
ARTISTIC DIRECTION: Alexandre Achour, Saša Asentić
COLLABORATION: Olivera Kovačević-Crnjanski
PERFORMANCE: Alexandre Achour, Saša Asentić, Rike Flämig, Willehad Grafenhorst, Berit Jentzsch, Olivera Kovačević-Crnjanski, Fine Kwiatkowski, Daniela Marini Salvatierra, Dennis Seidel (in artistic collaboration with Marcel Bugiel, Personal Assistant: Filomena Krause)
RESEARCH CONSULTATION: Jens Giersdorf, Marion Kant, Barbara Lubich, Arila Siegert, Eva Winkler
RESEARCH-ASSISTANCE: Heike Bröckerhoff, Stella Cristofolini
PRODUCTION ASSISTANCE: Lena Posch

With special thanks to: Carena Schlewitt, André Schallenberg, Elisabeth Krefta, Rosa Müller, Meg Stuart, Eike Wittrock, Tanzkongress 2019 team, Javiera Peón-Veiga, Emily Hoffman, Jule Flierl, Guo Rui, Juliane Raschel, Sonja Elstermann, Esther Nicklas, Claudia Mutze, Konstantin Achmed Bürger, Helen Schröder, Katalin Krasznahorkai, Anna Till, Willehad Grafenhorst, Helene Herold, Christine Henniger, Martina Vermaaten und Christoph Grothaus.

A production by Saša Asentić in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE and HELLERAU – European Centre of Arts.
Supported by the Capital Cultural Fund.

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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)

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