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Recording: 2018-01-08 , Tanztage Berlin 2018 | Sophiensæle (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Mey Seifan, Tanween Company

Zerstörung für Anfänger – Reloaded

Tanztage Berlin 2018 | Sophiensæle

Production Details / Press Releases

THESE CHOREOGRAPHIC EXAMINATIONS OF DISINTEGRATION, destruction and displacement feed on the archives of the late-night dreams of Syrians. Nightmarish and absurd images come together in a piece that follows the chaotic logic of a dream.

MEY SEIFAN explores the influence of (un)consciousness on the body in everyday life as well as in times of war. In 2011, she started to document dreams that Syrians had during the Syrian conflict. This led to The Syrian Dreams Project. She founded the Damascus Contemporary Dance Platform and Tanween Theatre Company in Damascus in 2009. Seifan studied at the Ballet Conservatory and at the Dance Department of the Syrian Higher Institute for Dramatic Arts, in Damascus. After that she studied at the Higher Institute of Dramatic Art in Frankfurt, Germany, followed by a Master at the theater studies department at the LMU Munich. Beside her chorographical works, she is a cultural manager, dance instructor and a lecturer based between Berlin and Munich.

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TFB Nr. 1146

Cast & Credits

CHOREOGRAPHY: Mey Seifan
CO-DIRECTOR, DRAMATURGY: Ziad Adwan
PERFORMANCE: Omar Karkout, Sonya Levin, Chriska Wagner
MUSIC: Enik, Martine-Nicole Rojina, Marchello Giannandrea, David Hermann
GUEST OF HONOR: Amer Matar
Funded by the Kulturreferat der Landeshauptstadt München.

TANZTAGE BERLIN 2018
ARTISTIC DIRECTION: Anna Mülter
MANAGEMENT: Johanna Withelm
ASSISTANCE MANAGMENT: Ece Tufan
DRAMATURGICAL ADVICE: Thomas Schaupp, Maja Zimmermann
The 27th Tanztage Berlin are produced by SOPHIENSÆLE.
Funded by the Senate Chancellery for Culture and Europe.
Supported by Onassis Cultural Centre-Athens, Kulturreferat der Landeshauptstadt München, Goethe-Institut Marokko, Polnisches Institut Berlin, mapping dance berlin and Tanzfabrik Berlin e.V.

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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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