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Recording: 2019-11-05 , Tieranatomisches Theater (Video © Walter Bickmann)


A.E. Anatomie.Evolution.Anfang.Ende. …

Tieranatomisches Theater

Production Details / Press Releases

In a situation between merry-go-round, arena, petri dish and dissecting table, the performance A.E. circumscribes scenarios of origin and visions of progress.

The auditorium of the Veterinary Anatomy Theater (Tieranatomisches Theater) connects such evolutionary and technologic questions with the historical context of anatomical and metaphorical ‘dismembering’. Dissecting gazes and the accompanying constructions of ‚self and other’ are to undergo critical revisions by the means of dance, sound and language.

The spectators become witnesses to the performers’ anatomical probing and movement explorations. Together they create spaces of resonance for past, present and future bodies. Actions and movements oscillate between natural and artificial codedness – open towards manyfold interpretations and points of view.

A.E. All. Eventually. …

WILHELM GROENER: Artist Mariola Groener and dancer Günther Wilhelm have been joining their names and arts under the WILHELM GROENER label since 2001. Their interdisciplinary approach generates a performative-choreographic oeuvre, which unfolds between stage performances, site-specific works, lecture, and exhibitions. So far WILHELM GROENER’s oeuvre covers 20 stage works, numerous stations of their ongoing performance project 33 SKIZZEN, several video works, art editions and publications.

Oliver Connew studied classical ballet and contemporary dance at the New Zealand School of Dance and at Unitec University of Technology. After that he moved to Europe, initially Berlin and has collaborated with choreographers such as Peter Pleyer. Currently he undertakes the Exerce Master of Choreography programme at the Institut Choréographique International in Montpellier, France. In his own choreografic work he is motivated by a strong desire to dance and a willing sense of social and political responsibility. In this way his work asks: what’s dance got to do with it?

Daniella Eriksson, born in Sweden, studied dance performance at DOCH, the University of Dance and Circus in Stockholm. She is the founder and artistic director of ‚Are You Kid-Ing’ Dance Festival in Falun. As a dancer and performer she tours her own work as well as collaborates with choreographers such as Rosalind Crisp, Jefta van Dinther, Heidi Vierthaler and Canan Erek.

Rudi Fischerlehner lives in Berlin and plays drums in various different musical projects that fall between improvised and experimental music, jazz and post-rock. He also composes and produces music for bands, films and performances. Among his most active projects are the percussion solo project 15 8 SLUM, the duo Xenofox with Olaf Rupp and the trio Ohlmeier / Khroustaliov / Fischerlehner.

Mariola Groener, born in Poland, grew up in Munich. She studied communication design; artistic photography, film & AV-media in Berlin and Essen/Folkwang University of Arts. She was co-founder of the project and exhibition space Forever and a Day Büro, was awarded the photography-competition ‘Das große stille Bild’ and received a.o. the Berlin choreography scholarship which enabled her to spend working time with Anna Halprin (SF/USA). In addition to her position as co-director of WILHELM GROENER, she is an artist exhibiting her works at home and abroad.

Aya Toraiwa, born in Japan, graduated in Moving Image at the University of Brighton, studied dance with David Zambrano. As dancer and performer based in Berlin, she most recently collaborated with Judith Sanchez Ruiz and DOT504. Her choreographic works have been presented in festivals and platforms such as Gdansk Dance Festival (Poland), WAM Festival (Italy), OT301 (Netherlands), Fukuoka Dance Fringe Festival (Japan). Her film/video works have been presented in international festivals like WNDX Festival of Moving Image (Winnipeg, Canada), Paris Festival for Different and Experimental Cinema. 

Günther Wilhelm, born in Munich, studied Butoh, classical and modern dance in Munich and Berlin and graduated from the Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten/MA Choreography. Before he and M. Groener kicked off the label WILHELM GROENER, he was a longtime member of VA Wölf’s NEUER TANZ and worked a.o. with Dump Type and Anna Huber. He received the scholarship of Stiftung Kulturfonds, Künstlerhaus Lukas Ahrenshoop and the Berlin dance and choreography.

[Source: play bill]

TFB Nr. 1387

Cast & Credits

Concept & Staging: WILHELM GROENER – Günther Wilhelm & Mariola Groener
With: Oliver Connew, Daniella Eriksson, Aya Toraiwa, Günther Wilhelm
Sound: Rudi Fischerlehner
Texts / Sound: Mariola Groener
Technics: Andreas Harder, Jan Römer
Assistance: Assaf Hochman 
Production: Elisa Calosi
PR: AugustinPR 

Team Tieranatomisches Theater
Curator: Felix Sattler
Stage: Caspar Pichner 
Press: Luise Wolf 

A.E. is part of the Berlin Science Week 2019.

Many thanks to Caspar Pichner for the realization of the stage and to the entire TA T team for their support.

Funded by: Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa
A cooperation with: Tieranatomisches Theater – Space for Researching Exhibition Practice at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the Institut Chorégraphique International – CCN Montpellier as part of the project Life Long Burning, funded by EU funds.

Tieranatomisches Theater

Philippstraße 13
Campus Nord, Haus 3
10115 Berlin

Video Documentation

The video documentation is produced on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion. 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)

WILHELM GROENER / Trailers and Video Documentations

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