Production Details / Press Releases
IN THE DANCER OF THE FUTURE Mirjam Sögner explores black and white photographs of Isadora Duncan for their queer potential and transfers the poses by techno beats.
MIRJAM SÖGNER studied contemporary dance, artistic research and choreography in Vienna and Arnhem/NL. Her last solo-work, Lara, was recently selected for the Aerowaves Twenty 16 Platform and is touring internationally. In 2014 she received a DanceWEB scholarship and was also a holder of the STARTStipendium from the Austrian Council for Arts and Culture.
GERARD REYES is a choreographer, dancer and teacher working between Berlin and Montreal. He has created and performed more than 20 works in North America and Europe. In August 2016, Tanzfabrik will present his latest interactive solo, The Principle of Pleasure. Every Sunday, Gerard teaches voguing classes in Berlin.
SANDRA BLATTERER, born in Vienna, lives and works in Berlin. She is interested in experimenting with different light qualities, its possible handling and its effect in space and set design. She collaborated with Shannon Cooney, Siegmar Zacharias, Sergiu Matis, Jana Unmüßig, Begüm Ericyas, Hermann Heisig and Laurie Young.
BARNEY KHAN runs the label Bis Bald Records in Berlin. His forward thinking sound design has propelled his tracks to international dancefloors over just a few releases. While the philosophy behind his music has stood out as individual to critics, it has been the motivation behind working in conceptual dance.
Cast & Credits
CONCEPT, CHOREOGRAPHY: Mirjam Sögner
PERFORMANCE: Mirjam Sögner, Gerard Reyes
MUSIC: Barney Khan
LIGHT ADVISOR: Sandra Blatterer
DRAMATURGY ASSISTANCE: Maja Zimmermann
COSTUMES: Mirjam Sögner
Thanks to Bruno Listopad and Darko Dragicevic.
Supported by Tanzfabrik Berlin and Theaterhaus Mitte.
The first part of the project was supported by the Governing Mayor of Berlin – Senatskanzlei – Cultural Affairs.
TANZTAGE BERLIN 2016
ARTISTIC DIRECTION: Anna Mülter
FESTIVAL MANAGEMENT: Franziska Schrage
COLLABORATION: Cilgia Gadola
MANAGEMENT ASSISTANCE: Raisa Kröger
ARTIST SUPPORT: Ece Tufan
The 25th Tanztage Berlin are a production by SOPHIENSÆLE.
Funded by the Governing Mayor of Berlin – Senatskanzlei Cultural Affairs.
Supported by Museo Universitario del Chopo, Goethe-Institut, Institut français, French Ministry of Culture and Communication / DGCA and mapping dance berlin.
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):