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Recording: 2018-01-07 , Tanztage Berlin 2018 | Sophiensæle (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Katerina Andreou


Tanztage Berlin 2018 | Sophiensæle

Production Details / Press Releases

The frenzied hero would be the one who knows how to live the present moment in all fullness and appreciate what happens in the moment that it happens.
(Giordano Bruno)

For Katerina Andreou balancing on the threshold between autonomy and authority is an obsession. Her work became focused on choreography that calls into question the mechanism of instant decision-making: the illusion of “free will”, no doubt staged, but which produces a constant diving into action. An illusion of freedom. A kind of fierce is a solo, which observes its solitary nature and tries to enjoy it. It seeks to create spaces where concepts of freedom, autonomy, audacity, courage and determination could emerge as a phenomenon beyond intentions, and it plays with (and thus thwarts) these ideas.

My rules, my manipulation, my game, my struggle: What is leaking, what is escaping the whole construction, is what I would call several “bites of freedom”. I wanted to make a kind of dance which plays with contrast, flirts with its own naivety, and lets both heritage and futurity slip by; a kind of dance that fights against nostalgia, regret, fear, fate, and hope; a kind of dance where everything matters and nothing is important – my own “free” dance. (Katerina Andreou)

KATERINA ANDREOU graduated from Law School and the State School of Dance. After her choreography master degree in ESSAIS (Angers), France became her base. She is one of the Panorama Artists of the DNA network and collaborated so far with DD Dorvillier, Lenio Kaklea, Dinis Machado among othes. For A Kind of Fierce she was awarded with the Prix Jardin d’Europe in 2016.

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TFB Nr. 1144

Cast & Credits

OUTSIDE EYE: Myrto Katsiki
LIGHT DESIGN: Yannick Fouassier
LIGHT TECH: Ludovic Rivière
SOUND TECH: Eric Yvelin/Jérémi Sananes
MUSIC: Chevreuil: Breakdance (Capoeira, 2006), The Beatles: Because (Abbey Road, 1969)
A production by Mi Mai.
Funded by the Atelier de Paris-Carolyn Carlson – Centre de Développement Chorégraphique, Athens & Epidaurus Festival, DañsFabrik Festival.
Supported by CND – Centre National de la Danse, Honolulu – Loïc Touzé/Association ORO, La Métive, Le Pad – Angers, Espace Pasolini Laboratoire Artistique.
The piece is part of the project [DNA] Departures and Arrivals, funded by Creative Europe der Europäischen Union.

MANAGEMENT: Johanna Withelm
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 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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