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Recording: 2020-11-01 , Open Spaces | Tanzfabrik / Uferstudios (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Julian Weber


Tanzplattform Deutschland 2022 | Tanzfabrik Berlin / Wedding

Production Details / Press Releases

In “Allongé” Julian Weber continues his interdisciplinary approach, based on an examination of Constantin Brânçusi’s sculptural work in collaboration with a ballet dancer and a pole dancer. Brânçusi’s oeuvre and his pioneering formal and contextual approaches serve as a starting point for the development of a stage set which is investigated for its performative and choreographic potential. Through the collision of the different disciplines and dance styles, both opposites and parallels of these techniques are examined, as well as a potential entanglement of the styles. Furthermore, “Allongé” explores the possibilities of emancipation from defined role models and subject/object attributions through a contemporary perspective on tradition and handicraft. Also on a musical level Evelyn Saylor follows in Brânçusi’s approach of formalizing, abstracting, and intertwining various genres, ranging from Brânçusi’s Eastern European folkloric influences to Western Classical music up to contemporary fragmented pop styles.

Julian Weber is a choreographer/dancer and visual artist. He studied at HBK Brunswick and Academy of Arts Vienna. In 2013 he graduated in dance and choreography at HZT, Berlin. Since then Weber works intensively on spaces of interaction involving body, material and movement. In the last years he took part in several group-exhibitions, had different residences abroad and developed performances and exhibitions. He works with artists like Meg Stuart, Boris Charmatz and Tino Segahl. Weber develops his own works at the interface between choreography and visual art, in which he shifts the formats of exhibition and stage space into one another. In 2015 he won the Berlin Art Prize with his work the tourist.

Shade Theret is a dance artist and choreographer originally from Los Angeles, and currently based in Berlin. She bagan formal dance training at a young age predominantly in classical ballet under the Vaganova method as well as the Royal Academy of Dance method. Before moving to Berlin, she continued her training with the Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet BFA program and was a company member of Sarah Elgart’s “Arrogant Elbow” between 2013-2015. Upon moving to Berlin, Shade continued her studies and received her BA in Dance, Context, Choreography from the University of the Arts Berlin, HZT. She has regularly collaborated as performer, dancer and dramaturg in works of deufert&plischke, Magdalena Mitterhofer, Tarren Johnson, Sanna Helena Berger and others. She regularly presents her own work in theaters and gallery spaces in Europe and Los Angeles.

Born in Budapest, Hungary George Jellinek started his dance studies in the Hungarian Dance Academy and earned his Bachelor degree in dancing in 2010. During that he started to work for several contemporary choreographers and dance companies and collaborated in improvisational performances. Simultaneously he joined the Hungarian National Ballet where he perform several semi-solo and solo roles, during these years he kept on working with other contemporary choreographers outside the settlements of the company. As choreographer he created a number of  pieces for the National Ballet and for some Operas, Films and performances. As co-director he collaborated for several fictional, documentary and experimental film projects. Currently based in Berlin he operates internationally as a freelance artist.
Don Aretino is an Indonesian – born, Berlin-based designer. The focus of his work explores the interconnections between same-sex desire, religion and social constructs. These narratives and histories are examined and reimagined through bold collections that highlight the complex relationships between them. In doing so, Don hopes to open up a space for a critique of existing norms as they pertain to the body and sexuality. Throughout his career, Don Aretino has worked for notable brands, such as SADAK & House of Malakai, whilst also creating independent collections and building a reputation for customized performance-costumes. His works has gained recognition from publications, including Dazed Digital, Nowness China, Fucking Young!, Sleek, FGUK, OE Magazine, Vision China and
L’officiel Indonesia.

Annegret Schalke lives and works as a dancer/choreographer and lighting designer in Berlin. She holds a diploma in mathematics and completed her studies in dance, context and choreography at HZT Berlin in 2013. In addition to her choreographic and dancing activities (e.g. with Kat Válastur, Heiner Goebbels, Eva Meyer-Keller, Sheena McGrandles, Rose Beermann, Julian Weber, among others) she creates lighting designs in the field of dance/performance, for example in collaboration with Eva Meyer-Keller (“Living Matters”, “Some Significance”), Lea Moro (“FUN”, “The End of the Alphabet”, “(b)reaching stillness”), Angela Schubot (“brothers” with Robert Steijn; “The Nature of Us”, “YEW” with Jared Gradinger), Enrico Ticconi and Ginevra Panzetti (“Aerea”, “Harleking”) Since 2014 she is part of the light/sound/video artist residencies Gangplank with Bruno Pocheron and others.

Evelyn Saylor is a composer from New York City, currently based in Berlin. She writes electronic music for the concert, for the theater, for modern dance, and for film. She is also active as a singer, performer, pianist, synth player, and sound technician for live electronics. She has received commissions from the Akademie der Künste Berlin, the Heroines of Sound Festival, the Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau, the STEGREIF.orchester and others. She has written music for the theater company The Agency and regularly collaborates with the choreographer Ruben Reniers as well as with the artists Dear Reader, Caterina Barbieri and Holly Herndon. Her work has been performed in the Tischlerei of the Deutsche Oper, HAU2, Dock 11, and other spaces in Berlin, as well as in New York, California, and throughout Europe. Saylor studied Music Composition at Pomona College in California and at the Universität der Künste Berlin.

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Cast & Credits

Choreography, Set design: Julian Weber
Dance: Shade Théret, György Jellinek
Music: Evelyn Saylor
Light: Annegret Schalke
Costume: Don Aretino
Production: Juan Gabriel Harcha
Funded by Berliner Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa, Tanzfabrik Berlin

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Artistic director: Ludger Orlok, Jacopo Lanteri
Production management: Juan Harcha
Organization: Vincenz Kokot
Communication, press, editorial: Felicitas Zeeden
Technical management: Martin Pilz
The performance program of the Tanzfabrik Berlin is supported by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe and apap – Performing Europe 2020, co-funded by Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

Tanzfabrik Berlin / Wedding

Uferstr. 23
13357 Berlin

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)

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