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Recording: 2017-05-07 , DOCK 11 (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Benjamin Pohlig, Sunniva Vikør Egenes

A Farewell to Flesh


Production Details / Press Releases

The medieval carnival has many cultures and faces – many are masked. This masquerade is the promise to be someone else – if only for a moment. The act of masking oneself and dressing up serves as a key to freedom from one’s everyday identity.

A Farewell to Flesh dedicates itself to this utopian moment and gives way to its dancing bodies in a colourful, contagious revelry of masquerades and grotesque characters. After all, isn’t the theatre itself a place in which the carnival lives on? A place behind the mask where the human can be free for a moment to dream, scheme and transcend their quotidian self?

[Source: play bill]

TFB Nr. 1052

Cast & Credits

Concept: Benjamin Pohlig and Sunniva Vikør Egenes
Choroegraphy: Lea Kieffer, Ben McEwen, Benjamin Pohlig, Sunniva Vikør Egenes
Performance: Lea Kieffer, Ben McEwen, Benjamin Pohlig
Costumes: Lea Kieffer
Music: The Knife, Jordi Savall, Georg Philipp Telemann, NEU!, Stephan Meidell, Aurora Nealand & The Red Roses
Lighting Design: Joseph Wegmann
Production: Sunniva Vikør Egenes, Joseph Wegmann

The first part of the project development occurred in 2015, funded by the Einstiegsförderung program from the Governing Mayor of Berlin – Senate Chancellery – Cultural Affairs.

The final project is funded by the Norwegian Arts Council, FFUK and Kommune Vest- Adger, with the kind support of DansiT Senter for Dansekunst i Sør-Trøndelag, Lisa Ullmann Travelling Scholarship Fund, Tanzfabrik Berlin and DOCK 11.


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10435 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)

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