Production Details / Press Releases
“Abstract Attractions” is a playful and shared ritual that displays the (in)visible kinesthetic forces (un)dressing two bodies in relation to one another. While traveling across a catwalk, performers are invoking those forces, carrying them toward and in between the spectators as if they were in the middle of a fashion show. In a choreographic interplay of dance, light and music, the invoked forces take various fleeting and fluttering forms, overspill the catwalk and vanish into the space, transforming the theatrical context from a fashion show into a ballroom and into a jungle of many more intense sensations to be felt.
“They walk dance walk catwalk dance and walk
They fold fold walk unfold unfold and dance undone
It grows and goes grows and goes goes goes becomes
It drift and pin pin and drift re mix slash and crash
You feel and think resist and feel and think resist and feel
You put it down you put it up forget it love it now
Cast & Credits
Choreography, dance: Diego Gil
Dance: Irina Müller
Lighting design, stage: Pablo Fontdevila
Music: Tian Rotteveel
Dramaturgy: Igor Dobricic
Artistic cooperation: Tatiana Saphir
Costume advice: Berly Acosta
Production management: Ulrike Melzwig
A co-production by Tanzfabrik Berlin with Schaubühne Lindenfels, Leipzig, and Het Veem Theater, Amsterdam. Funded by the Capital Culture Fund. Supported by apap – advancing performing arts project.
Thanks to: Amsterdam Master of Choreography, Diagram Group, Trude Cone and Catalina Fernandez.
Tanzfabrik Berlin / Wedding
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)