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Recording: 2022-01-18 , Sophiensæle (Video © Bickmann & Kolde GbR)

Shiori Tada

A Strategy for the Fragile

Tanztage Berlin | Sophiensæle

Production Details / Press Releases

What does it mean to feel the suffering of another person and to whom does the pain belong? In A Strategy for The Fragile, dancer and choreographer Shiori Tada dances in a full-body costume that also covers her face, in order to investigate how the gaze of the audience relates to an anonymous body. Can dance contribute to the realization of the interpersonal barriers created by current sociopolitical conditions? Between hope and horror, Shiori Tada’s solo poses questions about empathy, explores the boundary between the privileged and the supposedly dispensable life, reminding us of mutual connectedness in the modern world.

SHIORI TADA is a dancer and choreographer with a deep interest in connections to the self, to others, to space and time and to nature. She began choreographing as a teenager and combined early expressionist dance with Zen practices. Later she studied at the Japan Women’s College of Physical Education of Dance in Tokyo. In 2007 she started a professional dance career in Japan. There her work has been awarded numerous prizes. Since 2012 Shiori Tada has been based in Berlin and works as a choreographer and performer in various projects.

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TFB Nr. 1604

Cast & Credits

COMPOSITION: Keigo Kurematsu
A production by Shiori Tada in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE.

Tanztage Berlin 2022
CURATOR: Mateusz Szymanówka
DRAMATURGICAL SUPPORT: Maciek Sado, Maxi Wallenhorst
The 31st edition of Tanztage Berlin is a production of the SOPHIENSÆLE.
Funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe.
With the friendly support of Tanzfabrik Berlin e. V. and Theaterhaus Berlin Mitte.


Sophienstraße 18
10178 Berlin

Tickets: (030) 283 52 66

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)

Shiori Tada / Trailers and Video Documentations

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