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Recording: 2016-01-10 , Tanztage Berlin 2016 | Sophiensæle (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Kareth Schaffer


Tanztage Berlin 2016 | Sophiensæle

Production Details / Press Releases

AN ANIMAL WENT OUT is a trio about a story we can’t tell you. We can dance it, sing it, mime it, swim it, but it’s about something one wouldn’t normally discuss on stage … This may sound a bit cryptic, but we’ll give you hints and enough time and dance for you to figure it out on your own – or even better, to just imagine a new and better story.

KARETH SCHAFFER works as a choreographer and performer. Her works have been shown in diverse European venues: in 2015 the trio Unerhört (Tanzfabrik) and the group work Dirty Money Mudwrestling (Uferstudios). Schaffer regularly works for artists deufert&plischke, Stefanie Wenner, and Tino Sehgal.

SANDHYA DAEMGEN is a performer and choreographer studying at HZT in Berlin. Her pieces include Alter Ego and What’s That Noise? shown in Ufer Studios and KuLe and Is It My Body? in Paris at CND Camping. She has worked as a performer for Alexandra Pirici, Tino Sehgal, Inna Krasnoper and Arcade Fire.

MARTIN HANSEN is an Australian-born artist working in dance, choreography, and installation. He studied at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne, Australia and HZT Berlin. Recent choreographic works include Monumental (2014) and A Queer Kind of Evidence (with Ania Nowak).

CATHY WALSH is a performance maker and technician from Cork, Ireland. Her work focuses on intimacy, improvisation, and time. She often collaborates with Kareth Schaffer and Ruairi Donovan and has presented her own work and performed all over Ireland, the U.K, Germany, Finland, and the U.S.

In addition to costume design, CHRIS SCHERER is a performer and maker working within various genres. He graduated from ACArts (Australia) with Bachelor in Dance Performance and an Advanced Diploma of Acting. Most recently he’s been working for artists including Nir De Volff, Falk Richter, Tino Sehgal, Laurie Young & Torque Show.

Visual artist CHRISTIAN FALSNAES began making music with Kareth Schaffer as part of his gallery performance work. His most recent exhibition was in Hamburger Bahnhof as a nominee for the Preis der Nationalgalerie. Solo exhibitions include Kunstverein Braunschweig, Bielefelder Kunstverein, KIOSK, and the Juan and Patricia Vergez Collection.

Cast & Credits

CONCEPT: Kareth Schaffer
BY AND WITH: Sandhya Daemgen, Martin Hansen, Kareth Schaffer
MUSIC: Christian Falsnaes, Kareth Schaffer
COSTUMES: Chris Scherer
LIGHTS: Cathy Walsh
Supported by Lake Studios Berlin, the Houseclub / HAU Hebbel am Ufer and HZT.
Thanks to: Derrick Amanatidis, Descha Daemgen, Milo Daemgen, Claudia Feest, Pavle Heidler, Marcela Giesche, Marius Mailänder, Julia Rodriguez for the title, Khaled Sleiman

The 25th Tanztage Berlin are a production by SOPHIENSÆLE.
Funded by the Governing Mayor of Berlin – Senatskanzlei Cultural Affairs.
Supported by Museo Universitario del Chopo, Goethe-Institut, Institut français, French Ministry of Culture and Communication / DGCA and mapping dance berlin.


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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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