Production Details / Press Releases
»What is it that you want to destroy?«, you could ask. And I could tell you a number of things. Some I take from my life, others I see in the world. But then, there is also a part that simply wants to break, for no specific reason. We are all Teeth and Claws is sensing into the tissues of desires for destruction.
Magdalena Meindl explores the body as a sensor and its capability to perceive structures within and around itself. Her works include dance, choreography, sculpture, video and text.
Lea Martini works as chorepgrapher, dancer and in several other functions that go along with generating performances. Her enduring interest in excessive physicalities first led her to gymnastics, later to the studies of contemporary dance and dance making at Artez (NL) and the School for New Dance Development (NL). Her work, informed by desires for collectivity, is often an invitation for contemplation and physical empathy.
Nikola Pieper (E/DE) is a sound engineer and self-taught sound artist. After finishing her training in Canary Islands/Spain and being part of the local experimental music scene, she has been working in Berlin as a technical director for dance and theater the last ten years. Her music is created with electronic and non electronic instruments and also field and foley recordings manipulated to create rhythms and melodies. She is also interested in hardware hacking, e-textiles and basic electronics and aims to combine this knowledge to create simple and unique instruments.
Ivan Björn Ekemark is making works at the intersection between circus, costume design, and dance. He is also working as a freelance dancer, performing with Peter Player, Julian Weber, Dewey Dell, Hodworks among others.
Dorota Michalak is a dancer, improviser, cultural worker from Konin (Poland); student of Tanz, Kontext, Choreographie (HZT/Berlin) and Intercultural Communication (UAM/Poznań). Works interdisciplinary and practices calmness and responsiveness.
Britta Wirthmüller’s choreographic work explores what usually remains invisible, ie. forgotten dances or the hidden layers of a city’s history. She holds a position for artistic research and teaching at HZT Berlin.
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TFB Nr. 1390
Cast & Credits
Concept, artistic direction: Magdalena Meindl
Performance, choreography: Ivan Björn Ekemark, Magdalena Meindl, Dorota Michalak, Britta Wirthmüller
Dramaturgy: Lea Martini
Sound Design: Nikola Pieper
Costume, stage, video: Magdalena Meindl
Special thanks to: Grėtė Šmitaite
Funded by Berliner Senat für Kultur und Europa and supported by ada Studio.
Artistic director: Ludger Orlok
Production management: Juan Harcha
Organization: Vincenz Kokot
Communication, press, editorial: Felicitas Zeeden
Technical management: Martin Pilz
Festival assistance: Dominique Tegho
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 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)