Production Details / Press Releases
Between seeing and being seen, the real and the virtual, A Sensation of a Truth deals with the perception of oneself in relation to the etiquettes attached to it. Scrutinizing the opacity of people’s gaze, the performance infiltrates their trajectories and explores their distance and immediacy. Their perception becomes an intimate common experience while the invisible is made visible. The performance exposes the way being watched affects our behaviour. It decodes hatred and turns the necessity to identify racism and homophobia into a survival strategy.
KÉVIN BONONO, born in 1992 in Amiens, France, subsequently moved to Cameroon, his country of origin, where he lived 12 years. Currently based in Berlin. In 2015 Kévin started his artistic formation, investigating in the field of dance and performing art; collaborating with artists such as Federica Dauri, Stefano Taiuti, Danilo Colonna, Isabel Lewis and many others, while focusing on improving his technical and compositional methodology. His previous works include ENIGMA, investigating the power of rituals and Instinct, analyzing the emotional and physical reaction of the body in the state of emergency. Bonono, in his performative research, investigates and questions himself on his surroundings; a research on his own intimacy and on his interpretation and relationship with the outside world.
NIKITA A. ZHUKOVSKIY TRACHTENBERG is a mixed race Berlin based multimedia and interdisciplinary artists, who works on the intersection of queer theory and digital arts. https://www.nikitazhukovskiy.com
REY KM DOMURAT is a Polish musician, sound engineer and activist based in Berlin.
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TFB Nr. 1721
Cast & Credits
CHOREOGRAPHY, PERFORMANCE, DRAMATURGY: Kévin Bonono
VIDEO INSTALLATION, LIVE VIDEO ART AND LIGHT: Nikita A. Zhukovskiy Trachtenberg
LIVE SOUND PERFORMANCE: Rey KM Domurat
SPECIAL PARTICIPATION BY VOCALIST: Aérea Negrot
STYLING: Predrag Petrovic
A production by Kévin Bonono in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE.
Supported by Galerie Wedding and Uferstudios.
Tanztage Berlin 2023
CURATOR: Mateusz Szymanówka
DRAMATURGICAL SUPPORT: Jette Büchsenschütz, Dandan Liu
PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT: Francesca Spisto
PRODUCTION: Vivi Kartsioti, Léonie Duflot
PRESS: Wayra Schuebel
The 32nd Tanztage Berlin is a production of the SOPHIENSÆLE.
Funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe.
With the kind support of Tanzfabrik Berlin e. V., HZT Berlin, Theaterhaus Berlin Mitte.
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):