Production Details / Press Releases
»The Twofold Paradox« plays with the boundaries between perception, memory and imagination and attempts to manipulate the audience’s perspective. In a timeless, fictional space consisting of two identically furnished rooms, suggestive fragments of movement, light and sound form clues for chains of associations. In her new performance, Mexican choreographer Ixchel Mendoza Hernández creates a series of mysterious situations that confront the viewers with their innermost desires and personal perceptions.
In a collage arranged from uncertain proposals, meaning and logic are never given.
Ixchel Mendoza Hernández is a Mexican freelance choreographer and dancer based in Berlin. She completed her Choreography and Dance studies at Artez Arnheim in 2007. Since 2011 she has been extending her practice into video making, working in collaboration with the choreographer Anna Weißenfels. From 2012 until 2015 she was engaged at the MA SoDA, HZT Berlin, where she investigated a phenomena she named “Visual Ghost”. This phenomena has become the motor for her choreographic researches. As a perfromer she has worked for Kat Válastur, company s-h-i-f-t-s, Clement Layes, Laurie Young, Aliénor Dauchez and Elpida Orfanidou.
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TFB Nr. 1251
Cast & Credits
Concept, choreography, performance: Ixchel Mendoza Hernández
Performance: Enrico Ticconi
Sound design: Malu Peeters
Light design, set: Eva G. Alonso
Dramaturgy: Daniel Wittkopp
Artistic advice: Olivia Hyunsin Kim
Off-Voice: Joshua Thomas Rutter
PR: Lilly Schofield
Production management: M.i.C.A. – Movement in Contemporary Art / Katharina Meyer & Raisa Kröger
Supported by the Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa.
Thanks to: Christiane Schniebel, Anna Weissenfels, Patrick Faurot, Onur Agbaba, Inon Peres, Igor Kretzu, Lena Hille, Matthias Mohr.
Artistic director: Ludger Orlok
Production management: Juan Gabriel Harcha
Organization: Vincenz Kokot
Communication: Ann-Christin Schwalm
Press, editorial: Nora Gores
Technical management: Martin Pilz
The performance program of the Tanzfabrik Berlin is supported by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe and apap – Performing Europe 2020, co-funded by Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.
Tanzfabrik Berlin / Wedding
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):
Ixchel Mendoza Hernández / Trailers and Video Documentations
- Ixchel Mendoza Hernández: Interview / Portrait Ixchel Mendoza Hernández (2019)
- Ixchel Mendoza Hernández: The Reversed Alchemist: Figure 4 – 6 (2021)
- Ixchel Mendoza Hernández: The Reversed Alchemist: Figure 1-3 (2019)
- Instant Feedback / Ixchel Mendoza Hernández: The Reversed Alchemist: Figure 1-3 (2019)
- Ixchel Mendoza Hernández: Visual Ghost (2012)