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Recording: 2015-01-09 , Tanztage Berlin 2015 | Sophiensæle (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Martin Hansen, Ania Nowak


Tanztage Berlin 2015 | Sophiensæle

Production Details / Press Releases

A QUEER KIND OF EVIDENCE approaches time as contingent and malleable. It endures and cracks open time’s ‘eternalness’ within the prescribed 50-minute frame of a theatre appointment. Sonic Youth’s 1990 seminal album “Goo” and Karen Carpenter’s story of slow disappearance and decreation coexist in a time of relentless pleasure which diffuses any promise of production, hope or progress. We are disappearing the tenses.

MARTIN HANSEN graduated from the HZT Berlin in 2014. His current interest resides in time economies within the theatre apparatus and choreographic process. He has performed in various contexts and capacities in Europe and Australia over the last decade, being named Dancer of the Year by TanzMagazin in 2012 and being awarded a Danceweb scholarship in 2013. Most recently he was the researcher in residence at Dancehouse Melbourne. Martins works have appeared in various venues throughout Germany (Uferstudios, Neuköllner Oper, Ballhaus Ost, PACT Zollverein, Semper Oper, Pathos Munich), Amsterdam and Melbourne.

ANIA NOWAK works choreographing language, situations and bodies. Her current interests are focused around time economy in choreographic practice and love as a procedure of generating knowledge and spending time. She is engaged in creating networks of collaboration with her peers based in and outside of Berlin, rethinking modes of working in today’s choreography and encouraging feminist practices within the field. Ania recently graduated from HZT Berlin and is a recipient of last year ́s DanceWeb scholarship at Impuls Tanz Festival Vienna. Since moving to Germany in 2011, her own and collaborative work has been presented in different venues in Berlin (AdK, Uferstudios, Neuköllner Oper), Amsterdam, Barcelona and Stockholm.

Cast & Credits

CHOREOGRAPHY, PERFORMANCE: Martin Hansen with Ania Nowak
Many thanks to Melanie Jame Wolf, Cobie Orger, Liz Dunn, Chloe Chignell
Funded by the Governing Mayor of Berlin – Senatskanzlei – Cultural Affairs.

Technical Management: Walter Freitag, Fabian Lehmann, Eugen Böhmer
The 24th Tanztage Berlin are a production by SOPHIENSÆLE.
Funded by the Governing Mayor of Berlin – Senatskanzlei Cultural Affairs.
Supported by Goethe-Institut, Polnisches Institut Berlin, Tanzfabrik Berlin, Halle Tanzbühne, Mapping Dance.


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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)

Martin Hansen / Trailers and Video Documentations

Ania Nowak / Trailers and Video Documentations

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