Production Details / Press Releases
For me, music is the source of dance. If I open myself to it with all my senses and give myself to it, it hits my body with full force and moves it. When I listen to music with my eyes closed, I see and feel myself dancing to it. I see my movements, the clothes I am wearing, the place I am in. The images before my inner eyes arise in me through the music. Why do these images look the way they do? I don’t know, however, it is a state where everything that arises feels right, just as it is.
When the music kicks, I feel and see what you can now feel and see. Close your eyes, let it hit you – and if you feel like it – move! Feels good, doesn’t it?
Aminata Reuß is a contemporary dancer and choreographer based in Berlin. During her school years she completed a three-year preliminary dance training course at Tanzfabrik Würzburg. In 2021 and 2022 she completed the Basis Program and the Dance Program at the Motion*s dance school in Berlin. She also works as a circus educator at Circus Blamage and is a member of the drag queen group ‘Hayzel Butt & her Nuts’. For Aminata, dance is a way of expression and a method of mindfulness, as well as a means of imparting knowledge and a form of activism.
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Cast & Credits
CHOREOGRAPHY & DANCE: Aminata Reuß
A.PART Festival 2023
Curatorial team: Julek Kreutzer, Diethild Meier
Artistic direction & management ada Studio Berlin: Gabi Beier
Technical direction & lighting design: Robert Prideaux
Funded by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe / Spartenoffene Förderung.
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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):